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Professional Training

These involve more specialised services that require professional expertise in mental health and crisis intervention.

Managing Suicide Crisis Over Phone

Suicide intent or crisis confided over the phone can be distressing to the professional or person attending to the caller. The ability to remain engaged with the suicidal person on the line is critical for further intervention. This 2-day course is designed to equip professionals, volunteers or para-helpers with essential knowledge and skills to use the distinctiveness of phone as a service modality to respond and intervene suicide crisis over phone.

16 hours

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Managing Suicide Crisis Over Text-based Platforms

Suicide intent or crisis confided over the text-messaging can be distressing to the professional or person who is attending to the caller. The ability to remain engaged with the suicidal person over text is critical for further intervention. This 1.5-day course is designed to equip professionals or para-helpers with essential knowledge and skills to use the distinctiveness of text-based platforms as a service modality to respond and intervene suicide crisis over text.

13 hours

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Providing Emotional Support to Persons with Potential Suicidality (WSQ)

The ability to engage the suicidal person and provide emotional support is the first step to encourage further help seeking. This 2-day (WSQ) course is designed to equip the caregivers and members of the general public with essential knowledge and skills to respond and intervene when encountering someone with potential suicidality. This includes navigating difficult conversations and emotions through structured framework and techniques. Learners who completed training and assessment will receive WSQ certification.

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Suicide Intervention Skills Workshop (SISW)

As Sector professionals, we may encounter suicide crisis situations. This 2-day skill-based workshop aims to help professionals understand more about suicide situation in Singapore, how to engage the suicidal mind, identify and assess suicide risk, administer appropriate intervention and safety planning. By the end of the workshop, participants are expected to demonstrate the skills taught through role play assessment. Participants will also gain awareness of how your personal beliefs and past experiences impact your work with suicidal individuals.

17.5 hours

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Suicide Loss: Post-Crisis Management (Level 1)

Professionals or para-counsellors in the helping profession may encounter clients who have lost someone through suicide or may themselves lose clients through suicide. This 1-day workshop at Level 1 focuses on rendering immediate assistance and support to suicide survivors to counter pervasive and persistent effects of the traumatic grief. Participants will learn the knowledge and skills necessary to provide post-crisis support following a suicide death, drawing on current literature, real-life scenarios and simulated role play practices

8 hours

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Suicide Loss: Psychological Interventions (Level 2)

Suicide survivors are found to be at higher risk of mental health problems and increased risk of suicide. They face the twin tasks of mourning the loss and coping with the trauma that accompanied the death. Skilled professionals have a major role to play in enabling suicide survivors deal with their experience and find relief from their trauma-based symptoms. In this 1-day workshop at Level 2, participants will learn the knowledge and skills necessary to provide psychological support to suicide survivors in the longer term, drawing on current literature, real-life scenarios and simulated role play practices.

9 hours

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Support the Implementation of Volunteer Programmes

As the social issues and needs become increasingly complex, volunteers are critical resources to augment the manpower needs in the social services. This 1.5-day course aims to equip volunteer management professionals with the essential technical skills and competencies to support organisational volunteer programmes that benefit the service users or clients.

12 hours

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