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SFA Lite – Suicide First Aid (youth groups)

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June 16 @ 1:00 pm 4:30 pm

This course is specifically for people working directly with young people.

The Suicide First Aid Lite with Young People gives learners the knowledge on how to have a caring conversation that could save a life.

Course Details

Teaching the theory of suicide intervention skills that can be applied in any professional or personal setting, captured in a 3.5-hour event.

We use only the most experienced suicide prevention trainers to deliver this unique learning experience: for anyone who seeks greater understanding and confidence to intervene with people at risk of suicide. The Suicide First Aid Lite with Young People gives learners the knowledge on how to have a caring conversation that could save a life.

Course content

SFA Lite YP is comprised of 2 parts, approximately each 90 minutes duration. The programme teaches the knowledge needed to identify a young person who may be thinking about suicide and competently intervene to help create suicide-safety and support with coping, as a first aid approach.

Part 1 – approx. 90mins

Introduction to the day; programme; ourselves and suicide prevention Stigma, Survivors of bereavement by suicide and the Hidden Toll Suicide – the Ripple Effect Suicide thoughts and suicide behaviour Intention of behaviour Versus Outcome of behaviour Possible Causes of Suicide thoughts

Part 2 – approx. 90mins

“I’m so glad you told me” audio visual – Young People Meeting the needs of a young person who is thinking about suicide Suicide-Safety Guide including our 3-step approach to having a caring conversation about suicide with young people.

Evidence Base:

Two independent evaluations in 2016 and 2017 by Dr Paul Rogers demonstrated significant statistical change in 14 of 19 measures. Increased confidence and reduced anxiety in dealing with suicide, were among the leading outcomes.

Pre-training requirement

No previous experience or training is necessary. Participants will be asked to selfreflect and empathise with a person having thoughts of suicide. There is no expectation on participants to share personal experiences.

Who should attend?

 Multi-sector managers and practitioners including health, housing, social care, education, criminal justice, call centre operators, private, voluntary and public sector workers and community groups or members.

Meet the Trainer

This course will be delivered by Madhuri Dadia. Madhuri is a Counselling Psychologist and  Trainer & Facilitator with 15 years’ experience working with Students, Parents, Teachers, Entrepreneurs.

She is a Suicide First Aid Master Trainer at the National Centre for Suicide Prevention, Education & Training, UK and has had the privilege to train and create 350 suicide first responders. She has had the privilege of working with a diverse population ranging from Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Principals, Teachers, Students and Parents.

Besides the above, she has had the opportunity to train many organisations including The British High Commission (Commonwealth), USAF, Hampshire County Council, Surrey County Council, Grassroots and Welsh Ambulance Services.

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