Suicide And Risk Assessment

A one day CPD workshop with Anna Minogue BSc psych; MA psych; UKCP accredited

Saturday 11th January 2020
5 hours CPD

Suicidal distress is a complex phenomenon that exists along a spectrum ranging from hopeless feelings and thoughts of death, through to active planning and suicidal acts that can end life. The aim of the workshop is to raise awareness of common risk factors for suicide, possible early warning signs to look out for, how to engage a suicidal client in an effective and supportive way, how to assess the level of risk and to decide on a plan of action.  The support needs of staff and others who may be affected by suicide will be addressed throughout.

Indicative Content:

  • What is meant by suicidal behaviour?
  • A spectrum of suicidal distress
  • Suicide trends and some statistics
  • Who is at risk of suicide?
  • Some possible causes of suicidal distress
  • Basic principles for supporting a suicidal client
  • What is the best way to engage someone who is suicidal?
  • Common concerns about talking to suicidal people
  • Useful questions to ask
  • How to make a brief assessment of risk
  • How to decide on a plan of action
  • What are my options in an emergency?
  • Who do I turn to for support and advice?
  • Confidentiality versus safeguarding – getting the balance right
  • Support needs of those affected by suicide
  • Resources for suicide awareness and support

During the day, there will be information sharing, discussion, practical exercises, case studies, handouts and a resource list provided.

For further information please email or telephone 020 8673 4545.

Facilitator: Anna Minogue

Anna Minogue is a UKCP Integrative psychotherapist and supervisor with 15 years clinical practice and 25 years hands-on experience in mental health support work and management, including 10 years in mental health crisis services. Anna runs a private practice in North London and is a senior trainer and consultant for Mind, the mental health charity.

Anna Minogue

*This fee is non-refundable