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Custodians of Hope: Supporting the suicidal person in non mental health...


Custodians of Hope: Supporting the suicidal person in non mental health...

The primary aim of supporting the suicidal person is to engender a sense of hope and inviting the person to live

Identifying suicide risk is only one part of working with the suicidal person. The increasing demand on mental health services means that front line workers are often having to provide ongoing support for those assessed as not being in imminent danger of suicide. A recent Coroner's finding has highlighted the need for counsellors in private practice, NGO mental health support organisations and front-line health and social services to be up to date in their competency and capability to engage with the suicidal client and to have good referral processes in place.

Workshop participants will explore a model of engagement, support and safe containment post risk assessment. The five steps of the model are:
Restoring of Wairua
Custodian of Hope
Interrupting the suicidal thought
Strategies for coping

This course would be particularly of value for those working in counselling or social support settings who have a basic understanding of counselling and/or mental health support/ recovery principles and processes. While the workshop is focused primarily around non-mental health settings, the workshop content is also relevant to workers in mental health settings.

Topics covered
Overview of suicide and suicidal ideation
The Suicidal Moment
Custodian of hope model
Coping Planning vs Safety Panning
Safe Practice: Keeping the suicidal person safe physically, emotionally and culturally
Including whānau and significant others as part of the support team
Duty of Care
Confidentiality, Privacy Act
Referral pathways, Joint case management, inter-agency collaboration

An opportunity for a day of learning with internationally respected suicidologist, Barry Taylor

An opportunity for a day of learning with award winning wellbeing practitioner, Barry Taylor

Barry has proven leadership over 30 years at local, national and international levels in using community initiatives and strength-based approaches to improve individual and community wellbeing and the prevention of suicide. With extensive experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes at the local and national level, especially creating collaborative partnerships to promote wellbeing.

Barry has lectured and mentored programmes, both nationally and internationally, and been appointed to numerous government advisory committees on mental wellbeing promotion and suicide prevention.

In 2016 he was awarded the NSW Mental Health Commissioner's Community Champion Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to mental wellbeing and suicide prevention.

As a Health Sociologist and Public Health practitioner, Barry has a long-term interest in the social and cultural determinants of wellbeing, especially the role of gender and he brings a wealth of knowledge and passion for the promoting wellbeing in men.

After a number of years overseas, Barry is living back in New Zealand and is passionate about building the knowledge base, competence and capability within country to effectively respond to the unacceptably high rates of suicide in this country

Minimum Number of Participants: 15. Maximum Number of Participants: 30
Places in each workshop are limited. If the workshop is full please register your name on the waitlist. TaylorMade Training and Consulting reserve the right to cancel the workshop if there are not the minimum number of registrations. If cancelled a full refund will be given.

This workshop is fully catered. Please indicate in the registration process if you have any particular dietary requirements. If you register after the registration closing date, while every effort will be made, your dietarty requirements may not be able to be catered.

There is a limited number of partial and full scholarships for those wishing to attend the workshops. Scholarships are available for mental health consumers, carers, volunteers and tertiary students in health, social service and disability related courses.

Cancellation and Refund Policy
If you are no longer able to attend the workshop please cancel your registration as soon as possible.

Cancellation up to five working days prior to the commencement of the workshop:
Full Refund less $25 admin fee

Cancellation within five working days prior to the commencement of the workshop:
No refund but registration can be transferred to another person

No show on the day of workshop: No refund

To transfer your registration log on to your registration and update the name and contact details to the new person attending.

Organiser Contact Details

Barry Taylor
Principal Consultant
TaylorMade Training and Consulting
Email: YmFycnkgfCB0YXlsb3JtYWRldHJhaW5pbmdjb25zdWx0aW5nICEgY29t
Mobile: 022 470 1852
Office: 04 905 6145

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