BHSCP-Suicide Awareness (Working with Young People) - (Under 16yrs old)
These training sessions are aimed at professionals in contact/working with families in East and West Sussex and Brighton and Hove who haven’t attended a Suicide awareness course in the last three years.
They are being run as a colaboration between all three Safeguarding Children Partnerships across Sussex and delivered by colleagues from Grassroots.
1. Working with families with children up to 16: identifying, engaging and referring children with suicidal thoughts and behaviours
The majority of those who die by suicide are not in contact with mental health services – they are right here in our community. Many children and young people, and their parents or carers, are either having thoughts of suicide, and an increasing number are attempting or even completing suicide.
These basic awareness courses will equip professionals working with families to pick up on vulnerabilities, identify who might be at risk and start an open conversation about suicide, as this is one of the best way we know to prevent suicide.
We know this suicide is something that many professionals find it hard to talk about, especially with young people and their parents or carers.
Wednesday 6 July 2022
Wednesday 6 July 2022
(You can choose to attend both the working with under or over 16 courses, as contributing factors, ways to identify and engage and referral might be different):
By the end of the course you will be able to:
· List contributing factors of suicide
· Recognise the signs that someone might be having thoughts of suicide
· Initiate and engage someone in a short conversation about suicide
· Know how to refer someone onto further help
Length of each course: 90 minutes
Myth-busting facts about suicide
Improve your suicide alertness
How to begin talking about suicide
Connect with further help
Adult Social Care Providers / Assessment Services (BHCC) / Brighton & Hove City Council Staff / Care Homes / Care Homes Only / Care Managers / Carers / Children's Services / Children's Services (B&HCC) / CVS / Early Years Providers / FE Providers / Fire Service / For anyone where relevant to role / Foster Carers / Health / Home Care Providers / Housing Services / Learning Disability Services / Managers / Members / Mental Health Services / New Starters / Nursing Homes / Occupational Therapists / Orbis Service Only / People Managers / Police & Probation / Registered Managers / Schools / Senior Staff / Social Workers / Trainers
Zoom, online learning session