Overview of this Training Course
Our trainers, Christine and Wendy, are proud to be the only two trainers in the south of England qualified to deliver it. Feedback from our other courses highlighted a gap, with delegates asking: “what do we do when someone has attempted suicide?”, “how do we work with them?”. Suicide to Hope provides the missing piece of knowledge, a pathway to turn a suicide attempt into hope for the future. This course is ideal for anyone who already works with, or may work with, someone who has made a suicide attempt. This includes A&E doctors and nurses, mental health teams, GPs and practice nurses, school counsellors, therapists and anyone who has done the ASIST course. The training also lends itself to people working in a mental health team under the guidance of a multi-disciplinary care plan.
SafeTALK, and ASIST cover the period leading up to crisis point, and at crisis point. Suicide To Hope is designed to be used after crisis point when the individual is safe again. The workshop’s goal is to encourage and enable participants to apply a recovery and growth oriented approach to working with persons previously at risk and currently safe from suicide. It’s purpose is to strengthen hope by aiding recovery and growth.
It’s ideal for helpers who are, or would like to be, involved in ongoing suicide care for people, once they are safe. It assumes that participants are familiar with suicide intervention and can provide suicide first aid. While ASIST is not a prerequisite, it is recommended as one way to learn suicide first aid and provides background for suicide to Hope’s learning processes and tools.