Date: Mon 4th Sep 2017 Time: All Day
This one day AUCSO certificated course, will be held at the University of Sheffield on 4 Sep 17 at a cost of £68 per delegate (lunch and refreshments included). The aim of the course is to amplify and enhance current skills to allow participants:
- To preserve life by being alert to the risks of psychological crisis (alertness being the key term distinguishing from previous approaches to awareness only).
- To acknowledge mental and emotional needs in the same way as physical needs.
- To gather appropriate information by asking the right questions (not being afraid to pose the difficult question, i.e. “Are you talking about committing suicide or harming yourself?”.
- To listen actively, hearing the person’s story and recognising tacit invitations to become involved and help.
- To empathise and explore ways to increase safety and prevent harm.
- To dynamically risk review the situation, if necessary cajoling the person towards appropriate professional care.
- To challenge the stigma and discrimination around mental health and appreciate the power of individuals and the University community to help and support.
- To increase knowledge and actively participate in creating a mentally heathier and suicide safer University.
- To empower the University community to act, being academically and mentally more robust.
This course will be followed by the comprehensive 2 day ASIST course on 5 & 6 Sep 17.
To book a place – please contact Paula Debenham by 30 June 2017.
Please address any queries to Richard Yates