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Dealing with the aftermath of suicide or suicidal thoughts disclosure

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1 Day Course

Each suicide is personal – unique, and all talk of suicide must be taken seriously. Organisations need to develop the foresight, knowledge & confidence to respond to this increasing, challenging workplace issue.

Introduction

This important training helps an organisation consider the unthinkable – the death of an employee, customer or client, by suicide. Concentrating on the activities after the event (Postvention), the syllabus will support the production of an action plan, based on international good practice. Participants will learn the skills to construct and initiate an appropriate, sensitive organisational & individual response.

The objectives of the course are:

  • To improve delegates understanding of suicide from a corporate perspective
  • Understand the links between poor mental health and suicide
  • Discuss ways in which their organisation can minimise the risk of suicides
  • Develop procedures that will identify/raise awareness of individuals who could be at risk
  • Develop a practical post suicide plan in three phases

Training is delivered in a relaxed and flexible manner with plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion.

  • Course Duration: 1-day course
  • Course Capacity: 16 delegates max (for optimum benefit)
  • Availability: All our courses are delivered in-house throughout the UK and Europe
  • Customisation: The content can be tailored to meet an organisation’s individual requirements

Who Is It For?

The course is valuable to people managers; customer service managers; HR; Legal professionals; communication managers and members of the senior management team.

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Key Benefits

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Identify company activities in suicide prevention, intervention and postvention
  • Use latest data to establish the prevalence of suicide as it relates to the workplace – community and genders
  • Appreciate the continuum of suicide from poor mental wellbeing, depression and thoughts of suicide
  • Develop alertness to the invitations a person may use to talk about suicide
  • Establish a company specific plan to deal with the aftermath of suicide – by an employee or contractor, or by a customer, on or off site
  • Develop procedures for the
    • Immediate Acute phase
    • Short term recovery phase
    • Long term reconstructive phase

Course Content

Workshop features:

  • Best practice terminology and definitions
  • History and suicidology growing trends
  • Global and workplace perspective research
  • Action steps for dealing with the aftermath of suicide
  • Immediate phase best practice – Co-ordinate; Notify; Communicate; Support
  • Short term phase best practice – Link; Comfort; Restore; Lead
  • Long term phase best practice – Honour; Sustain
  • Decision making flowcharts and responsibilities

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If you would like to discuss any aspect of this training course, please contact  Alastair Taylor on 0845 548 8054  or e-mail: [email protected]

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