PROGRAMME CONTENTS

 

SUICIDE PREVENTION SKILLS FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS.

This half day programme covers the following areas:

  • The core of suicide prevention

  • Myths and facts around suicide

  • Emotional resilience as a defence against mental health issues

  • Reasons a student may become suicidal

  • Barriers that stop a student getting the help they need

  • Fears that stop people helping someone at risk

  • Our Look-Listen-Link model

  • Identifying the signs, verbal and non-verbal, that warn that someone may be at risk

  • Active listening skills

  • Linking to help

  • Looking after your own mental health

RESILIENCE SKILLS FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS.

Section 1: The role of resilience in maintaining emotional health

  • What is resilience

  • The two qualities of resilience

  • Building blocks of resilience

  • Protective and risk factors determine your level of resilience

  • Resilience as a defence against depression

Section 2: How pessimism diminishes the quality of peoples’ lives

  • The role of optimism and pessimism in determining your reaction to adversity

  • What do psychologists mean by optimism and pessimism

  • The three elements of pessimism

  • How pessimism affects your mental health and the quality of your life, professionally and personally.

  • Rumination and catastrophise-ation – how to stop

  • Changing your predisposition towards pessimism by using ABCD


Section 3: Life skills of resilient people

  • Active listening

  • Using strategy maps to solve life problems

  • Managing your emotions (Vicktor Frankl)

  • Building open networks/working with people with different personalities

  • Accessing help

School

RESILIENCE SKILLS FOR SCHOOL STUDENTS.

Section 1: The role of resilience in maintaining emotional health

  • What is resilience

  • The two qualities of resilience

  • Building blocks of resilience

  • Protective and risk factors determine your level of resilience

  • Resilience as a defence against depression

Section 2: How pessimism diminishes the quality of peoples’ lives

  • The role of optimism and pessimism in determining your reaction to adversity

  • What do psychologists mean by optimism and pessimism

  • The three elements of pessimism

  • How pessimism affects your mental health and the quality of your life, professionally and personally.

  • Rumination and catastrophise-ation – how to stop

  • Changing your predisposition towards pessimism by using ABCD


Section 3: Life skills of resilient people

  • Active listening

  • Using strategy maps to solve life problems

  • Managing your emotions (Vicktor Frankl)

  • Building open networks/working with people with different personalities

  • Accessing help

SUICIDE PREVENTION SKILLS FOR SCHOOL STAFF.

This half day programme covers the following areas:

  • The core of suicide prevention

  • Myths and facts around suicide

  • Emotional resilience as a defence against mental health issues

  • Reasons a student may become suicidal

  • Barriers that stop a student getting the help they need

  • Fears that stop people helping someone at risk

  • Our Look-Listen-Link model

  • Identifying the signs, verbal and non-verbal, that warn that someone may be at risk

  • Active listening skills

  • Linking to help

  • Looking after your own mental health

Police

PREVENTING SUICIDES IN POLICE COLLEAGUES. (FULL DAY)

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Part 1 – Basic Suicide Prevention skills

  • Core of suicide prevention

  • Myths and facts around suicide

  • Why a police colleague may develop thoughts of suicide

  • Understanding depression – what it is and why it’s so dangerous if untreated

  • Barriers to seeking help, barriers to giving help

  • Warning signs of increased risk

  • Look – Listen - Link

Part 2 – Supporting a colleague who is at higher risk

  • Suicidal escalation

  • IS PATH WARM FOR – Detailed warning signs

  • Decision Tree – when should I escalate?

  • Recovery Plan

Part 3 – Resilience as a defence against depression

  • Two qualities of resilience

  • Two roads – resilience or depression?

  • Changing the road we go down

  • Resilience Skills that can be learnt

  • Do resilience skills make me better at what I do?

  • 10 practical things I can do to maintain my emotional health.

PREVENTING SUICIDES IN POLICE COLLEAGUES (HALF DAY)

  • The Core of Suicide Prevention

  • Myths and Facts around Suicide

  • Why people become at risk of suicide

  • Emotional resilience and suicide risk

  • Recovery from suicide risk

  • Clinical Depression, its three elements and its link to suicide risk

  • Reducing the risk of suicide

  • Why people find it difficult to ask for help

  • Why we might not help someone

  • Getting help for yourself

  • Getting help for someone else Look,Listen,Link.

  • IS PATH WARM FOR – verbal and nonverbal signs that someone may be at higher risk of suicide

  • Active Listening Skills

  • Linking to help

  • Decision tree for managing suicidal risk

  • Suicidal escalation, ambivalence and the suicide triangle

  • Helping a colleague develop a simple and safe recovery plan

University