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SafeSide Prevention - Next-generation Suicide Prevention Training

The SafeSide Suicide Prevention Workshop is a free full-day training session sponsored by the Ministry of Health NSW for health professionals and community workers to support individuals at risk of suicide.

SafeSide is a framework for recovery-oriented suicide prevention that lifts our sights beyond merely ‘keeping clients safe’ towards a vision of evidence-based care that is truly connected with a client’s needs, experiences, and growth potential. SafeSide is the next-generation update of Commitment to Living (Pisani, Cross, Watts, & Conner, 2012), an evidence-based workshop that addresses common dilemmas, demands, and rewards of supporting individuals at risk for suicide. Centred on prevention-oriented risk formulation (Pisani, Murrie, & Silverman, 2016), SafeSide comprises four components, which are explained HERE.

SafeSide also features a new set of video-recorded skills demonstrations and these brief demonstrations bring the SafeSide model to life, and drive discussion and practice.

Workshop Presenters

SafeSide is co-led by Dr. Tony Pisani and Kristina Mossgraber.

Who Should Attend

This workshop is for staff, clinical directors, and training managers in health, behavioural health, and youth services settings. It has application in both clinical and community-based settings.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to name three foundational goals for forming productive collaborations with clients and their families to address suicide risk.
  • In the context of structured screening/assessment tools, participants will be able to name at least two techniques for conveying genuine care about client’s subjective experience.
  • Given a scenario, participants will be able to communicate a prevention-oriented risk formulation, orally and in writing.
  • Participants will be able to name four key domains to document in a short-term response to suicide risk to facilitate clinical care and minimise liability.
  • Participants will be able to state at least two steps their own organisation or program can take to strengthen care transitions.

April 5, 2019
8:30am - 4:30pm

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Level 4, Mater Mental Health Administration Building, Calvary Mater Newcastle,
Edith Street
Waratah NSW 2298