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Fri, 06 Oct


Online workshop

Suicide & Self-Harm - A Vital Practice Update

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Suicide & Self-Harm - A Vital Practice Update
Suicide & Self-Harm - A Vital Practice Update

Time & Location

06 Oct 2023, 14:00 – 16:30

Online workshop

About the event

Event price: £30

Booking details:

As therapists and mental health practitioners, we know how important it is to remain engaged with relevant and robust CPD. In September 2022 new NICE guidelines were introduced around the topic of Suicide and Self-Harm; its assessment, management and preventing recurrence.  

This workshop will give you a overview of this new guidance and support you, through training, discussion and case examples, to apply these key components in order to be up-to-date, relevant and competent in your practice.  

We will be covering what the reasonable practitioner should be doing as a matter of course and how these ways of working should fit firmly with NICE guidelines – guidelines that have been endorsed by the Chief Coroner to all coroners. If, as a therapist, you are not adopting these working methodologies, then you could be seen as working outside of now accepted good practice. Can you or I accept that risk?  

In addition, we will also be covering what the practitioner should NOT be doing, and how continuing with some archaic practices could be seen as negligent, unprofessional and unsafe.  

This course will operate online within a live-time setting. This course will not be recorded. Attendees need to commit to be fully present in the process, with cameras on and willing to participate in small group exercises, discussions, feedback and breakout rooms.  

During this course we will cover the following components:-

  • A reflection on what practices and policies you have been encouraged to adopt to date. 
  • A personal reflection on the states of suicidality and self-harm.
  • An understanding of the history of risk assessment – and the strengths and acute weaknesses of some of these historic approaches 
  • The redundancy of aspects of risk assessment tools 
  • The adoption of structured clinical judgement 
  • Personalised, idiosyncratic, bespoke thinking around suicide and self-harm 
  • Key relevant points for private practice from The National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health 

Workshop Outcomes:- 

At the end of this workshop attendees will:  - 

  • Be able to adopt the key principles around best practice to manage risk and harm. 
  • Be confident in their understanding of key guidance from the Chief Coroner
  • Be confident in turning this guidance into excellent practice  - Know what to change or NOT do in relation to the new guidance

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