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Gatekeepers Intervention Skills Workshop (GISW)

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

Registration for this workshop is now open.  

13 October 2022 - register here.

For enquiries, contact externaltraining@sos.org.sg.

For enquiries on VCF funding (for VWOs), contact NCSS at 6210 2500.
For registration and other enquiries, contact externaltraining@sos.org.sg

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