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 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.

In this workshop, you will learn:

1. Identify personal beliefs and attitudes in suicide work

2. Articulate the local suicide statistics, trends, truths and myths of suicide

3. Identify suicide warning signs  

4. Use therapeutic empathy and ambivalence to engage the suicidal person

5. Apply the suicide risk assessment tool

6. Use the SOS Suicide Intervention Model for intervention

7. Relate community resources/help available for person-in-distress

8. Describe processes of self-care and peer-care


"Very engaging and plenty of real life examples, which was helpful in understanding the materials." Senior Social Worker, FSC, May 22'

"Really appreciated the sharing and facilitation by both the trainers! It was an incredibly insightful session." Psychologist, Sep 22'

"This is one of the more interesting classes. I really appreciated how the trainers managed class dynamics, it really affirmed and turn participants' sharing into a learning experience for all." - Student Welfare Officer, Nov 22'

"Loved the role play done by the trainers - allowed us to learn and we definitely gained lots of insights from them." Medical Social Worker, Jan 23'

"Good balance between content and practice, questions were well answered too." Counsellor, Jan 23'

Registration for this workshop is now open. Please click the link here, to apply via the Social Service Institute (SSI) page.

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This workshop is also accepted by the Singapore Association for Social Workers (SASW) and Singapore Association of Counsellors (SAC) for the renewal and accreditation of membership status respectively at 1 CPE credit per hour.

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