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    Custodians of Hope: Supporting the suicidal person - Auckland

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    CONFIDENT AND COMPETENT SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING SERIES
    TO REDUCE THE HIGH RATES OF SUICIDE IN THIS COUNTRY A CONFIDENT AND COMPETENT WORKFORCE IN ASSESSING RISK AND PROVIDING ONGOING SUPPORT TO SUICIDAL PEOPLE IS ESSENTIAL

    This workshop is the second workshop of the Confident and Competent suicide prevention training series.

    The two workshops are:
    1. Risky Business: The art of assessing suicide risk and imminent danger
    2. Custodians of Hope: Supporting the suicidal person

    REGISTER FOR BOTH WORKSHOPS AND SAVE $200
    Register for the Confident & Competent Suicide Prevention Training Series and receive a 25% discount off the full registration fee for each workshop - a saving of $200

    Click here to register for the Confident and Competent Series in Auckland

    Custodians of Hope: Supporting the suicidal person
    THE PRIMARY AIM OF SUPPORTING THE SUICIDAL PERSON IS TO ENGENDER A SENSE OF HOPE AND INVITING THE PERSON TO LIVE

    Identifying suicide risk is only one aspect of working with the suicidal person. The increasing demand on mental health services means that front line workers are often having to provide ongoing support for those assessed as not being in imminent danger of suicide.

    A recent Coroner's finding has highlighted the need for counsellors in private practice, NGO mental health support organisations and front-line health and social services to be up to date in their competency and capability to engage with the suicidal client and to have good referral processes in place.

    Workshop participants will explore a range of engagement, support and safe containment outcomes for supporting the suicidal person post the risk assessment process. These outcomes can be applied to any counselling, psychotherapeutic or support model. The outcomes are grouped into:

    Manaakitanga, Anchoring, Kōrero, Anchoring, Illumination, Interrupting the suicidal thought, Invitation to Live, Custodian of Hope, Restoring of Wairua, Strategies for coping.

    Rather than being another model, this approach builds on counselling and/or mental health support/ recovery principles and processes.

    “Supportive approaches addresses those factors that distorts, depletes, or suppresses the suicidal person’s mauri / lifeforce, and reawakens the enablers that nurtures and sustains it and restoring of the person’s wairua.”

    Who Should Attend
    This workshop is of value for those working in primary care, mental health, counselling, psychotherapy or social support settings who have a good understanding of counselling and/or mental health support/ recovery principles and processes. While the workshop is focused primarily around non-mental health settings, the workshop content is also relevant to workers in mental health services.

    Topics covered:    

    • Compassionate change making - moving beyond remedial solutions
    • Including whānau and significant others as part of the support team
    • Key principles in engaging and supporting the suicial person
    • Custodians of Hope model
    • Coping vs Safety plans
    What others have said about the workshop

    "The easy to understand concepts and the model of support reduced my anxiety about working with a suicidal person. I leave far more confident and trusting of my skills to be an effective support."  AOD Counsellor

    “The many examples you shared from your work enhanced my learning and made the application of the model relevant to my work”  ACC Counsellor

    “Insightful, informative and passionate presentation along with your humour engaged me for the whole day.”   Psychologist

    “Your cultural sensitivity and drawing on Māori understandings of wellbeing made the workshop relevant to my practice.”   Counsellor

    "Really valuable training. Appreciate how you did not just focus on a mental illness model"   Mental Health Nurse

    "I wish there was a workshop like this when I first started my practice. Your deep thinking and compassion made this such a rich day. Your vast experience is evident in the case studies and stories you shared. Thank you for your passion and your insights. Loved your narrative approach"   Psychotherapist

    HEAR FROM AWARD WINNING & INTERNATIONALLY RESPECTED SUICIDE PREVENTION SPECIALIST - BARRY TAYLOR

    Barry has worked in mental wellbeing promotion and suicide prevention/postvention for 34 years at the local, national and international levels.  His extensive experience includes sitting on state and national government advisory committees; designing, implementing and evaluating suicide prevention programs; writing suicide prevention guidelines, training packages and community resources; providing technical advice to community based and national mental wellbeing and suicide prevention programs. 

    He has led multiple ‘firsts’ in the context of suicide prevention and postvention both in Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas.  In recognition of his outstanding contribution to mental wellbeing and suicide prevention, he was awarded in 2016 the NSW Mental Health Commissioner's Community Champion Award.  He currently sits on the Health and Disability Ethics Committee.

    A pioneer in suicide risk assessment training in this country, Barry's insights are informed by a comprehensive and critical understanding of the research and latest thinking in both the national and international suicide prevention sector.

    Drawing also on his extensive experience in engaging, assessing and supporting suicidal people from different cultures, age groups,genders and sexualities,he offers practical and time proven approaches to undertaking an effective assessment.

    As a health sociologist, Barry offers an unique insight into the evolving phenomenon of suicide in the New Zealand context and the critical social and cultural determinants that have influenced it, insights that very few others trainers or training programs in this country provide. The workshop is enriched by the learnings from Barry's own lived experience of depression and suicidality and his pathway to recovery.

    After a number of years overseas, Barry is living back in New Zealand and is passionate about building the knowledge base, competence and capability within our country to effectively respond to the unacceptably high rate of suicide in this country.

    WORKSHOP DETAILS

    WORKSHOP PLACES ARE LIMITED. REGISTER EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT
    Places in the workshop are limited. If the workshop is full please register your name on the waitlist

    Group Booking Discount: Book 3 or more participants in one booking and receive 30% discount off each registration

    Payment: Payment is by either:
    Credit Card (Visa or Mastercard) or 
    Instalment payment (ZIP and Afterpay) 
    Invoice - Organisations can request to pay by invoice. At payment method click on Invoice,

      Terms for Payment By Invoice
      Payment by Invoice is only for NGOs, Government Departments, Te Whatu Ora, PHOs, Schools and tertiary organisations, businesses.

      By selecting to pay by invoice the organisation agrees to the following conditions:

      1.  Your place in the workshop is not confirmed until payment has been received. Payment of the invoice must be made within seven days of registering to avoid having your registration cancelled. Late payment fees apply.

      2.  A Tax Invoice from TaylorMade Training and Consulting will be sent to you separately which will contain bank details for payment.  

      3.  By registering for the workshop, you agree to the cancellation and policy. (refer below).  Organisations who cancel within seven days of the workshop and have not paid the invoice for the outstanding registration fee are still obligated to pay the outstanding debt.

      Cancellation and Refund Policy
      Workshops can fill quickly. If you are no longer able to attend the workshop please cancel your registration as soon as possible. The following refund policy is strictly adhered to.

      Cancellation up to seven days prior to the commencement of the workshop:  Full Refund less $40+GST admin fee

      Cancellation within seven days prior to the commencement of the workshop: No refund but registration can be transferred to another person. To transfer your registration log on to your registration and update the name and contact details to the new person attending.

      Non attendance:   No refund

      Disclaimer: The information and professional advice delivered in the workshop and the associated printed material is provided solely on the basis that before relying on this material, participants should obtain appropriate advice relevant to their particular circumstance to evaluate its accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance for their purposes. TaylorMade Training and Consulting will not be liable for any damages of any kind to any person or entity arising from the use of this information. Your attendance at this workshop reflects your acceptance of this statement.

      Organiser Contact Details

      Barry Taylor
      Principal Consultant |  TaylorMade Training and Consulting
      Office:  04 280 0146                           Mobile:  022 397 9294
      Email:  registration@4wellbeing.nz   Website:  www.4wellbeing.nz


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