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164602 - Connecting with People: Module 2-Suicide Awareness and Prevention

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Face to face
2 hours

Suicide awareness training aims to Create empathy and challenge stigma by helping health professionals develop their understanding of suicidal behavior, suicide mitigation and promotes their role in suicide prevention. Module 1 covers safe assessment, triage, non-government and community support and the co-creation of an immediate safety plan

Relevance to General Practice

Patients with suicidal thoughts are not an infrequent component of presentations in general practice and present a considerable challenge to the general practitioner because it is very difficult to predict who will make a suicide attempt. There has been much published to assist the GP to identify those at risk, but little to suggest how to assist the patient in such a crisis. Research into the role of impulsivity in suicide would suggest that unless the patient has strategies to confront the suicidal thoughts themselves, they remain at significant risk. 

GPs a has a significant role in identifying those at risk and making sure that these patients have knowledge of survival strategies in case they are required in the future.

Learning outcomes
  • Develop skills to create comprehensive, person-centred bio-psychosocial suicide mitigation plan.
  • Identify the limitations of a stratified assessment for suicide risk.
  • Familiarise with updated and standardised terminology for describing suicidal thoughts and actions.
  • Increase potential of achieving better patient outcomes through improved inter-service/practitioner communication & feel confident to use SAFETool referrals.
  • Engage in comprehensive social support mapping exercise,help patients develop strategies to increase resilience, safety plan for responding to suicidal thoughts
  • Delivery
    164602 - Connecting with People: Module 2-Suicide Awareness and Prevention
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    2 hours
    Start Date
    CPD Points
    2 hours
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