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Suicide Prevention Training Workshop – 21 March

You’re invited to a 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.
Each participant will receive a safeTALK brochure to take home.
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.
Workshops are open to all rural health professionals CPD points are available to clinical attendees Workshops will focus on suicide risk assessment & suicide prevention strategies Where space allows, entry will be extended to other groups REGISTER ‘LIVE’ CLICK HERE: RHAANZ – Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa NZ For further info please contact
Karen Winton
Email: Karen.Winton@nbph.org.nz
RHĀNZ has been contracted by the Ministry of Health to provide these workshops as part


Article type: Meetings and events
Start date: March 21, 2016
Start time: 5:30 PM
End Date: March 21, 2016
End Time: 8:30 PM
Venue:St Johns Training Room, 93 Seymour St, Blenheim

Contact Name: Karen Winton

Contact Email: Karen.Winton@nbph.org.nz