LECTURE, SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS, ROLE PLAYS
(ONLINE OR CLASSROOM TRAINING - TO BE CONFIRMED)
26 January 2023 (Thursday)
8 March 2023 (Wednesday)
(OR UPON REQUEST WITH MIN. 15 PAX)
Suicide is a major public and mental health concern in communities around the world. According to World Health Organisation (WHO), it is estimated that approximately 700,000 people die from suicide each year. In Singapore, on average, there is at least 1 suicide a day and it is estimated that for every life lost to suicide, up to 80 next-of-kin, friends and acquaintances can be affected.
There is a need to cast a wider safety net within the community by strengthening social bonds and creating more safe spaces for individuals to seek help. 'Gatekeepers' are regular people who in their course of work or personal life, may be the first touch point for those in suicide distress. This 1-day workshop aims to equip 'Gatekeepers' with the knowledge and skills to identify and respond appropriately to an at-risk person, assess suicide risk and connecting them to helpful resources in a timely manner.
In this workshop, you will learn to:
1. Identify suicide warning signs
2. Articulate the local suicide statistics and trends
3. Use the ‘3A’ approach for intervention
4. Use suicide risk assessment tool for risk assessment
5. Match appropriate intervention and safety plans according to risk level
6. Explain how personal and society attitude about suicide influence the helping process