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The Suicide Responsive School: An online workshop series for management

Price $280 NZD + GST Register

Event description

If a student or a staff member suicides would your school be found wanting?

A suicide responsive school is more than sending staff to suicide prevention training

Take the opportunity in this learn-by-doing workshop to audit whether your school: 
a) provides an appropriate and safe whole-of-service response to engage and support a suicidal person;
b) has clear clinical governance guidelines, policies and procedures and referral pathways for both crisis intervention and ongoing support contexts;
c) meets the legal and ethical obligations and ensure compliance with relevant professional codes of conduct;
d) ensures that the staff are operating in a competent and safe manner within their scope of practice 
e) provides appropriate clinical supervision and debriefing

Using ethical dilemmas, real life scenarios participants will collectively workshop what systems, policies and procedures and workforce competency is required to provide an optimal and safe response. The identified solutions will then be codified and applied to the either exisiting or new policies and procedures based on the school context; e.g  urban or rural, large or small student roll, cultural diversity.  Suicide postvention and suicide contagion management will also be covered.

Drawing on the presenter's experiencing on assisting coroners, participants will undertake an exercise where a coronial investigation lens will be applied to a death by suicide scenario.

Topics Covered:

  • Legal and ethical obligations in suicide
  • Clinical Governance
  • Workforce Development and Scope of Practice
  • Staff Supervision and Debriefing
  • Agency Policies and Procedures
  • Referral Pathways
  • Postvention Policies and Procedures

Online workshop delivery 
The online workshop format for TaylorMade workshops is delivered via Zoom in modules. This workshop will be delivered on:
 23 May - 9.30am - 12.30pm
Thursday 27 June - 1.00pm to 3.00pm.


Barry has worked in mental wellbeing promotion and suicide prevention/postvention for 35 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 systems and processes that make up a suicide responsive agency.

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.


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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    Refund policy

    Refunds are available up to 7 days prior to the event