Suicide Prevention Training
Suicide has a devastating impact on those left behind, family, friends and colleagues are left bereft and often never know what triggered the completed Suicide.
Our one day training course will give participants the opportunity to explore the statistics, trends and research around suicide. And help them to understand how they could potentially save the life of one of the thousands of people that complete a suicide each year in England and Wales.
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This course is part of the Innovate and Inspire Suite of Safeguarding Courses, and the day’s training will be delivered by leading members of the Innovate and Inspire training team – Pete Sexton, who has vast experience of working with those who have suicidal intentions and Marie Philpott who is the director of Innovate and Inspire UK.
Profile of Innovate and Inspire Trainers
Michelle McFarlane-Johnson is a Public Health Specialist who has developed her skills in roles within the NHS, Local Authority and Third Sector. During the last 10 years, Michelle has designed, developed and implemented public health interventions to address local health priorities and support reductions in health inequalities for some of the most vulnerable groups.
During her career, she has driven local initiatives to tackle obesity, reduce harm associated with smoking, alcohol & illicit drugs, improve sexual health, reduce teenage pregnancy, reduce instances of sudden infant death and improve mental health and wellbeing.
Michelle is also a member of several local multi-organisational strategic groups and has been instrumental in supporting the development and implementation of local strategy and policies to reduce health inequalities within West Lancashire and Greater Manchester.
More recently, Michelle gained qualified teacher status and has taught for a variety of providers of further and higher education, and most recently, for the NHS. She is currently employed as a Learning & Development Facilitator within Leadership & Organisational Development at a large NHS Teaching Trust.
Marie Philpott: is the director of Innovate and Inspire and works with a team of associates from Health, Social Care and Parenting to develop and deliver evidence based safeguarding training for professionals. Marie and her team work with individuals and organisations to up skill professionals to make safer and better lives for children, young people families and adults.
Marie’s career progression and development has demonstrated leadership, a passion for safeguarding the most vulnerable and the skills, knowledge and expertise to motivate others through quality training, support, consultancy and research.
Marie has a proven track record of working in safeguarding settings both as a Service Manager, Trainer and Practitioner. Marie also has a wealth of experience of being a member of Local Authorities Safeguarding Board Sub Groups and has been a leading figure in the campaign to reduce the risk of babies dying from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in the North West of England.
Welcome Address and Domestic/Fire Evacuation
Introduction and Delegate Learning Objectives for the Day's Training
Introduction to Suicide Prevention
Putting Learning into Practice
Conclusions and Actions
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By the end of this course you will:
- Have a detailed appreciation of the statistics and trends concerning completed suicides in England and WalesBe able to identify the most vulnerable groups.
- Understand signs of suicidal intentions that may present themselves.
- Have the opportunity to understand the main aspects of the Cross Government Outcomes Strategy to Save Lives.
- Have worked intensively on one of four case studies that will give participants the opportunity to ask those difficult questions, assess level of risk, use strategies to keep the person as safe as possible, actions to take in cases of low, medium or high risk and consider support mechanisms for keeping people safe in the short and long term.
- Find out about organisations that offer support and advice to those affected by suicide and those who may have suicidal intentions.
- Develop a personal or organisational action plan to help save lives.
Who should attend?
This course is aimed at professionals who come into contact with potentially vulnerable groups in adult settings Including Health Visitors, Midwives, Social Workers, Family Support Workers, Children’s Centre Staff, Outreach Workers, Housing Staff and Housing Association Staff, General Practitioners and Practice Staff, Teachers and Student Support Services, Connexions Advisors, Probation and Prison Staff, Health Staff in Young Offender Institutions, Substance Misuse workers, Police Officers/Police Community Support Workers, Veteran Support Services, Immigration Services. Agents of Landlords, Mental Health Workers, Homeless Services, Railway Staff, Youth Offending Services, Infant Feeding Workers, Breastfeeding Volunteers. Fostering and Adoption Agencies&