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Managing Suicidal Conversations

Aims and target audience

Managing Suicidal Conversations is a one day, facilitated course that can be delivered online (via Zoom or Teams) or in a classroom. The course is aimed at anyone whose role may bring them into direct contact with people experiencing thoughts and feelings of suicide- and will help them manage those conversations more confidently. This course would also be highly beneficial to organisations looking to develop their suicide prevention strategies.

The course is led by an expert Samaritans facilitator and uses a variety of tools to encourage interaction and group learning.

Learning outcomes

This course will help participants to:

  • Appreciate the profile of suicide in the UK.
  • Understand the background risk factors and feelings that can lead to suicidal thoughts.
  • Recognise direct and indirect signs of suicidal ideation.
  • Develop skills to manage a suicidal conversation sensitively and effectively.
  • Explore strategies to assess and respond to risk.

Delivery methods and styles

Interactive fully facilitated workshop with skills practice sessions.

Last Updated February 15, 2023

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