Connecting with People Modules

Connecting with People Modules (2 - 2.5 hours)

The Connecting with People Modules are based on principles derived from research and have been extensively peer-reviewed by international experts in self-harm and suicide prevention, people with lived experience, practitioners and third sector (NGO) experts

Apart from Suicide Response part 1 and 2, It is possible to deliver any combination of these modules either individually or together.

 

Suicide Awareness

This module aims to create empathy and challenge stigma by helping participants develop their understanding of suicidal behaviour, suicide mitigation and promotes their role in suicide prevention.
It is suitable for front line professionals working in health and social care or anyone with a special interest. Different scenarios are used to tailor the training to participants from different backgrounds.
At the end of the module participants will be able to develop a compassionate approach suitable for a demanding and time-pressured environment. They will know their role in suicide prevention and be able to use the resources provided to enhance their response to someone in distress and at risk of suicide.

 

Suicide Response part 1

This module covers safe assessment, triage, third sector and community support and co-production of an immediate safety plan.
It is suitable for any front-line professionals working in health and social care with an ongoing relationship with people experiencing suicidal thoughts. Case scenarios are tailored to attendees from different clinical backgrounds to increase relevance.
At the end of the module participants will be able to use the clinical resources to enhance their assessment and safe triage of a suicidal individual. They will be able to use SAFETool and will have the skills to co-produce an immediate safety plan.

SAFETool Overview - (SAFETool is included in the Suicide Response Part 1 and Primary Care training modules) 

  1. SAFETool is a recording template supporting clinician decision making. 
  2. Taught using relevant ‘bite sized” modules.
  3. An accessible desktop reminder of CwP training, underpinned by compassion and evidence-based principles. The desktop reminder embeds training into clinical practice.
  4. Recording supports clinician’s clinical decisions and why they were made. 
  5. SAFETool does not tell clinicians what to do but offers a reminder of available options – this forms an intelligent recoding template/aide memoire that supports GP decision making.
  6. The SAFETool assessment can be printed to facilitate effective referral, with consistent communication for specialist services. 
  7. The clinician offers a Safety Plan template with the opportunity to, together with the patient, initiate and complete this. This includes patient generated, agreed ways to deal with further distress such as explicit removal or mitigation of means, emotional and social support, telephone and online support; an immediate improvement on current practice; routinely little patient information is shared however carers should be part of Triangle of Care arrangements.
  8. Situations and suicide risk fluctuate; SAFETool allows for this.  
  9. SAFETool is extensively peer reviewed by international experts in self-harm and suicide prevention, people with lived experience, GPs and third sector experts.
  10. SAFETool offers potential to undertake audit post training, embedding in quality improvement plans.

 

Suicide Response part 2

This module covers how to develop a collaborative and transparent approach to mitigating suicide risk over a longer time period and how to increase your patient’s resilience to suicidal thoughts. It highlights the importance of social support mapping and covers practical ways to instil and uncover hope in people who are at risk of suicide. It also provides an overview of science of compassion and its relation to suicide prevention.
It is suitable for front line professionals with an ongoing relationship with people at risk of suicide and experiencing suicidal thoughts and feelings.

At the end of the module participants will be able to create a comprehensive, person-centred bio-psychosocial suicide mitigation plan, collaboratively engage in a comprehensive social support mapping exercise and be able to help their patients develop a longer term comprehensive Safety Plan with strategies to increase their resilience to suicidal thoughts.

 

Primary Care Module (3 hours or 2 x 1.5 hours):

Section 1: Suitable for all primary care practice staff

  • Promotes a role for ALL in suicide prevention

  • Suitable for professionals and community members
  • Develops understanding & compassion 
  • Introduces concept that suicide is not inevitable – ambivalence and interruption
  • Develops common language between community, services and those in distress
  • Develops a compassionate approach for demanding and time-pressured environments
  • Equips delegates to use the resources provided to signpost to appropriate support
  • Equips the delegate with the knowledge of how make their own Safety Plan

Section 2: Provides primary care clinicians with training on how to use SAFETool

  • Safe assessment, triage, immediate safe response suitable for a busy GP with a time pressured clinical environment
  • Underpinned by evidence -based principles, academic literature and lived experience
  • Uses scenarios tailored to primary care
  • Equips usage of SAFETool  
  • Delegates develop skills and confidence instilling hope and co-producing Safety Plans

 

Self Harm Awareness

This module aims to encourage empathy, develop understanding and challenge stigma.
It is suitable for all professionals who have an ongoing relationship with people who self harm and other people who have an interest.
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

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 professionals who have an ongoing relationship with people who self-harm and other people who have an interest.
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. Participants will understand the role of social support mapping when co-creating an immediate and long-term Safety Plan and the structure and process of experiencing the co-creating of an immediate and long-term Safety Plan.

 

Compassion at Work

This module aims to enhance understanding of the positive impact that a compassionate approach can have in the NHS or other health or social care setting. It explores 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 health and social care practitioners and the general public.
At the end of the module participants will be able to understand what can facilitate a compassionate approach; understand how to mitigate the barriers to providing compassionate care in a demanding and time-pressured environment; understand the importance of self care and healthy organisations in order to sustain compassionate practice and reduce burn out.

 

Emotional Resilience

This module aims to enhance emotional literacy, promote understanding myths and barriers associated with emotional problems, self-harm and suicidal thoughts, promote positive ways of dealing with stress and promote help seeking.
It is suitable for the general public, including children over the age of 13, health and social care practitioners and professionals.
At the end of the module participants will know how to define emotional wellbeing and how to promote it. Enhance their emotional literacy and understand the myths associated with emotional problems and barriers to seeking help. Understand the myths associated with self-harm and suicidal thoughts and barriers to seeking help and that suicide is preventable. Understand positive ways to cope with stress or emotional distress. Know where to access further support if they ever need help in the future.

 

Emotional Resourcefulness

This module aims to increase awareness of emotional wellbeing and emotional resilience; to develop a plan to improve their emotional resourcefulness
It is suitable for the general public, health and social care practitioners and professionals.
At the end of the module participants will know how to Understand how stressors can impact on emotional wellbeing, how to maintain their emotional wellbeing; developed a plan to improve their emotional resourcefulness.

 

Suicide Mitigation Programme

One day programme covering the Suicide Awareness and Response modules.
This programme provides health and social care practitioners with a comprehensive approach to improving the consistency and documentation of their assessment of patients at risk of suicide. The training is developed using evidence based principles and has been extensively peer reviewed by our international Expert Reference Group

This programme aims to create empathy and challenge stigma by helping participants develop their understanding of suicidal behaviour, suicide mitigation and promotes their role in suicide prevention.
This programme covers safe assessment, triage, third sector and community support and co-production of Safety Plans; how to develop a collaborative and transparent approach to mitigating suicide risk and how to increase your patient’s resilience to suicidal thoughts. It also provides an overview of science of compassion and its relation to suicide prevention.
It is suitable for any front-line professionals working in health and social care with an ongoing relationship with people experiencing suicidal thoughts. Case scenarios are tailored to attendees from different clinical backgrounds to increase relevance.
At the end of the module participants will be able to use the clinical resources to enhance their assessment and safe triage of a suicidal individual. They will have the skills to co-produce a Safety Plan; create a comprehensive, person-centred bio-psychosocial suicide mitigation plan, collaboratively engage in a comprehensive social support mapping exercise and be able to help their patients develop strategies to increase their resilience to suicidal thoughts;

 

Self Harm Mitigation Programme

One Day programme covering the Self-Harm Awareness and Response modules
This package provides health and social care practitioners, educationalists, voluntary services, community members and people with lived and living experience of self-harm and their carers with a comprehensive and peer reviewed approach to improving compassion and understanding, reducing stigma and improving the consistency of response to someone who engages in self-harm. 

This module aims to encourage empathy, develop understanding and challenge stigma; provide a range of tools and techniques for health and social care practitioners, service users and carers.
It is suitable for all professionals who have an ongoing relationship with people who self-harm and other people who have an interest.
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; understand the role of psychological therapies: use the Bank of Hope including problem-solving approach and how to use it. They will understand ways to develop resilience including mindfulness approaches. Participants will understand the role of social support mapping when co-producing an immediate and long-term Safety Plan and the structure and process of experiencing the co-producing an immediate and long-term Safety Plan.