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Suicide Prevention Training Workshop - Hokianga

  • Hokianga Health Centre 163 Parnell Street Rawene (map)

Special workshop focusing on suicide risk assessment and suicide prevention strategies for rural communities, with a specific emphasis on farming families. The workshop is open to all rural health professionals and where space allows, will be extended to rural industry and community groups.

Course Learning Objectives & Course Outcomes - at the end of

training participants will be able to:

  • Disseminate factual information about the incidence and risks of suicide in rural New Zealand.
  • Recognize a person who might be having thoughts of suicide.
  • Engage people with thoughts of suicide in direct and open talk about suicide.
  • Listen to the person’s feelings about suicide and show that they are taken seriously.
  • Move quickly to connect them with appropriate help.
  • Demonstrate that they can participate in a didactic role play between a suicide-alert helper and person with thoughts of suicide using the TALK steps.
  • Self- evaluate their own ability to be willing, ready, and able to be a suicide alert helper.
  • Evaluate the programme to provide important quality assurance information for RHANZ.

Course Instructor

The workshop will be led by safeTALK trainer Professor Annette Beautrais, an internationally renowned suicide prevention researcher with over 35 years’ experience in the field.

CPD Points Available

Further information

Click link below or contact Dr Tanya Quin

Earlier Event: October 17
Waitangi Symposium