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Suicide Risk: Engaging, Understanding & Responding

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Midlands Education Resource Centre

701 Norman Street

Ballarat, 3350

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Suicide Risk: Engaging, Understanding & Responding

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This is a free event designed for members of the public clinical mental health workforce in Victoria, (staff employed at Area Mental Health Services, Forensicare or mental health staff from RCH). For example, a social worker working in mental health at Austin Health. Staff from MHCSSs, ACCHOs, AOD or other partner organisations may also attend. Please note, if you do register for this event and it is not clear you are part of the intended audience, your registration will be confirmed two weeks prior to the event start date, or earlier.

Suicide Risk: Engaging, Understanding and Responding

This workshop commences with a data driven context for exploring suicide reduction in mental health services. It also provides participants with the opportunity to share and communicate their experiences, attitudes and beliefs about suicide, which can be an important way to understand and share values across a team. The workshop includes use of case scenario to guide group activities and skills practice. Finally there is opportunity for participants to consider current team practices related to maximising safe care of the person who is suicidal.

The key issue for clinicians and teams in public mental health services is being able to identify suicidal thinking and behaviours, explore the quality of the person’s suicidal intent and accurately describe the risks and relevant interventions that target risk reduction.

The highly engaging workshop brings together the contemporary concepts, themes and skills derived from the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE ) approach (Shea, S. 2011); a prevention oriented risk assessment and formulation model (Pisani et al. 2015); and a tool to assist with Safety Planning (Stanley, B. & Brown, G. 2012)

Specific interviewing skills that best identify in detail the stated, reflected and hidden suicidal intent of the individual are emphasised to inform quality clinical decision-making.

A recommended pre-reading pack will be provided.

Delivery Mode – In-Person

This course is delivered in-person at Midlands Education Resource Centre - GAMHS.

NOTE: NO CATERING IS PROVIDED FOR THIS SESSION. PARTICIPANTS ARE ASKED TO BRING THEIR OWN MEALS FOR THE DAY.

Presenter:

Katherine Fairest, NWMH

Katherine is Graduate & Postgraduate Mental Health Nurse Program Coordinator (GPMHNPC) NWMH and Clinical Training Consultant with the MHTDU. . Katherine is a co-designer of this program. Katherine currently leads, influences & contribute to the education and professional development of early career mental health nurses across North Western Mental Health. Through here clinical and personal lived experiences Katherine has developed an understanding of the need ethical challenges, uncertainty and distress faced by clinicians working with the distressed person, as well as the challenges of seeking support. Katherine has a keen interest in promoting wellbeing and is an accredited trainer for Promoting Adult Resilience with QUT and NWMH.

Jeff Weitzel, CMHL

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Midlands Education Resource Centre

701 Norman Street

Ballarat, 3350

Australia

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The CMHL is the central agency for public mental health, including lived experience, workforce development in Victoria.

The CMHL is the central agency which connects, collects and shares information, tools, resources and expertise created through DHHS investment to ensure skills and knowledge are shared widely, and mental health workers at every stage of their career have the opportunity to grow their leadership capabilities.

 

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