Education Modules

Compassion at Work (2 hours)

This module aims to increase understanding of employee ‘self-care’, to enable compassionate practice and reduce employee burn out. It explores the positive impact that a compassionate approach can have and examines the evidence base for enhanced outcomes through compassion, understanding the barriers to delivering compassionate care and identifying ways to overcome them.

It is suitable for all staff members and is particularly useful for those who are are at risk of ‘burn out’ and ‘stress-related leave’.

At the end of the module participants will be able to understand the elements of a compassionate approach, the barriers to provide compassionate care in a demanding and time-pressured environment; understand the importance of self-care and healthy organisations to sustain compassionate practice.

 

Emotional Resilience (2 hours)

This module aims to enhance emotional literacy, develop understanding and challenge stigma regarding emotional problems.  It spreads the message that suicide is potentially preventable and that people who develop suicidal thoughts, ideas or plans can be helped so that they do not engage in suicidal behaviour.

It is suitable for all staff members.

At the end of the module participants will be able to have a greater emotional literacy and know how to enhance their resilience.  They will have an understanding of positive ways to cope with stress or emotional distress and know where to access further support if they ever need help in the future.

 

Emotional Resourcefulness (2 hours)

This module aims to increase participants’ awareness of the key components of emotional resilience and develop a plan to improve their emotional resourcefulness.

It is suitable for all staff members and is particularly useful for those who working in a high pressure environment.

At the end of the module participants will: understand how stressor can have an impact on emotional wellbeing; understand Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs; have a plan to maintain their 5 a week for emotional wellbeing and a plan to improve their emotional resourcefulness.

 

Suicide Awareness Module (2 hours)

This module aims to create empathy and challenge stigma by helping course attendees develop their understanding of suicidal behaviour, suicide mitigation and promotes their role in suicide prevention.

It is suitable for all staff members. Particularly useful to those working directly with students including - academic staff, student services department staff, library staff, IT suite staff, religious services members, medical services staff, security staff and administrative staff who deal with student enquiries. 

At the end of the module participants will be able to develop a compassionate approach suitable for demanding and time-pressured environments.  They will know their role in suicide prevention and be able to use the resources provided to ask about suicidal thoughts and how to seek help from Statutory and third sector services.

 

Suicide Response Part 1 (2 hours)

This module covers safe assessment, triage, providing an immediate response, instillation of hope, third sector and community support and co-creation of a safety plan.

It is suitable for staff members who work on a one-to-one basis with students. Specialised student services staff, academic staff and religious services members.

At the end of the module participants will be able to use the CwP’s resources to assess and safe triage of a suicidal individual.  They will have the skills to co-create an immediate safety plan. A detailed list of clinical tools that are introduced within this module can be found on page 14. 

 

Suicide Response Part 2 (2 hours)

This module covers how to develop a collaborative and transparent approach to mitigating suicide risk and how to increase your patient’s resilience to suicidal thoughts.  Participants will deepen their knowledge of the risk assessment process and how to mitigate Human Factors Error when assessing suicidal patients.

It is suitable for mental health professional staff

At the end of the module participants will be able to create a comprehensive, person-centred bio-psychosocial suicide mitigation plan and be able to help their patients develop strategies to increase their resilience to suicidal thoughts.  This approach is recommended in the Department of Health National Risk Management Programme - Best practice in managing risk. London: Department of Health; 2007.  A detailed list of clinical tools that are introduced can be found at the bottom of this page.

 

Self-Harm Awareness Module (2 hours)

This module aims to encourage empathy, develop understanding and challenge stigma.

It is suitable for all staff members. Particularly useful to those working directly with students including - academic staff, student services department staff, library staff, IT suite staff, religious services members, medical services staff, security staff and administrative staff who deal with student enquiries.

At the end of the module participants will be able to compassionately engage with people who self-harm; engage people who self-harm in harm minimisation and enable them to explore additional ways of dealing with distress.

 

Self-Harm Response (2 hours)

This module aims to provide a range of tools and techniques for health and social care practitioners, service users and carers.

It is suitable for all staff members. Particularly useful to those working directly with students including - academic staff, student services department staff, library staff, IT suite staff, religious services members, medical services staff, security staff and administrative staff who deal with student enquiries.

At the end of the module participants will be able to understand the role of psychological therapies: use the Bank of Hope including problem-solving approach and the ABC approach and how to use it.  They will understand ways to develop resilience including mindfulness approaches.

 

Suicide Response Modules - Additional Information

Attendees to our Suicide Response modules will be introduced to CwP’s suite of evidence-based, peer-reviewed clinical tools, designed to enhance clinical practice. CwP tools have been developed in collaboration with leading practitioners and academics in the UK and provides a robust framework to facilitate in identifying and responding to suicide risk. They have been designed to to enhance the quality, consistency and documentation of mental state examinations and can be used alongside existing risk management tools.

CwP’s highly-rated Suicide Assessment E-tool App (SAFETool), is a user-friendly, web-based app that can be fully integrated within existing healthcare IT systems or used as a standalone tool on smart phones, tablets laptops and PC’s. The E-tool, developed in collaboration with leading practitioners and academics in the UK and thoroughly peer-reviewed, guides staff members through the process of identifying, capturing and evaluating suicidal thoughts. When used as part of a mental state assessment, the E-tool provides documentary evidence of the assessment and safety plan that underpin risk assessments. To maintain technical integrity, the CwP SAFETool is only available to delegates attending CwP training modules. 

In addition to the E-tool, attendees will also be introduced and to:

  • CwP’s Evidence-Based ‘Risk Factors and ‘Red Warning Signs’ Assessment Tool
  • CwP’s Mitigation Framework 
  • CwP’s Safety Plans

 

Attendees will also have access to a number of resource guides and advice/support platforms upon course completion. These include a series of patient leaflets, on-going access to CwP’s licensed trainer, peer-to-peer support network and access to CwP’s support service for accredited trainers (which is administered by experienced, healthcare practitioners and trainers).