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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.

Target Audience

Practitioners in the Social Service working directly with clients/ patients / caregivers, including Social Workers, Counsellors, Psychologists, Casework Managers. Over the years, this course has also attracted persons in the helping profession, such as teachers, healthcare personnel and civil servants.

Note: Block bookings by Agencies or Entities can be arranged separately. Min. 15 and max. of 20 pax to start class

17.5 hours

Scheduled Run Dates (Public)

11-12 Jan 2024 9am-5pm

(role play assessment 17-19 Jan; 1 hour slot per candidate)

15-16 Feb 2024 9am–5pm

(role play assessment 21-23 Feb; 1 hour slot per candidate)

14-15 Mar 2024 9am-5pm

(role play assessment 20-22 Mar; 1 hour slot per candidate)

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Do note that fees are strictly non-refundable once payment has been made. To view the full terms and conditions of our training programmes, please click here.

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Duration (17.5 hours)

Self-paced e-learning: 2.0 hour
Facilitated Classroom learning (in-person): 12.5 hour (2 full days)
Assessment (Written and Role Play): 2.5 hour

*Written Assessment will be conducted on the same day as Day 2 of Classroom
learning, towards the end. Role Play Assessment will be conducted one-to-one with
Assessor over Zoom on a separate date, typically 1-2 weeks after Classroom learning.

Nett Fee (after SSG-funding) $300*
Course Fee (before SSG-funding) $1,000
* Singaporeans aged 40 & above may receive further subsidy

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify personal attitudes and reactions towards suicide
2. Recognise local statistics and evidence for practice
3. Demonstrate therapeutic empathy and compassionate inquiry towards a collaborative practitioner-
client relationship
4. Assess and differentiate suicide risk level
5. Apply interventions according to suicide risk levels
6. Recognize social support systems and community resources
7. Relate legality, ethical issues and documentation surrounding suicide work
8. Use a debriefing framework for self-care and peer-care

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