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Understanding Suicide Assessment

Format Workshop
Presenters Peter Bazzana & Cherie Carlton
Description This 1-day workshop for community workers will provide an introduction to the theories underpinning our understanding of suicide and will explore some of the basic principles that guide the suicide assessment process. While mental illness itself does not cause suicide, it is a fact that clients of mental health services represent a high proportion of those persons who engage in suicidal behaviour. This introductory workshop is designed to assist staff to better understand and better recognise those clients who may be at risk. The workshop will explore: different understandings of suicide as a complex interplay of different factors; how to recognise the warning signs of suicide, how to intervene before a crisis occurs; how to support the person at risk to access the appropriate services. It is intended that staff will feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping prevent the immediate risk of suicide.
About the presenter(s) Peter Bazzana is an educator at the NSW Institute of Psychiatry with over 30 years experience in clinical and educational activities in the field of suicidology. Cherie Carlton is an educator at the NSW Institute of Psychiatry with an extensive background in clinical work and mental health education and training.
Location NSW Metro, Australia
Venue Rozelle Hospital
Corner Glover and Church Streets, Leichhardt

Please contact the event organiser to confirm if this venue is wheelchair accessible
Start/End Date 23 Nov 2012
Time 9am - 4pm
Cost $100 (early bird pay before 2 November) $120 full fee
Notes See our website for registration forms, and a full calendar of workshops and postgraduate study.
Organiser NSW Institute of Psychiatry
Contact Name Agnes D'Souza
Telephone 02 98403833
Fax 02 98403838