CALHN Nursing Education Courses

Connecting with People - Self-Harm Awareness and Self-Harm Response Training

Workshop Aim

SA Health is leading the delivery of Connecting with People training in South Australia. Connecting with People is an internationally recognised, evidence-based suicide and self-harm mitigation and prevention training program for clinical staff.

The training is provided by accredited Connecting with People trainers to promote the provision of a standard approach to suicide mitigation and treatment across the State, as part of the South Australian Suicide Prevention Plan 2017 – 2021.

Learning Outcomes

Each participant will complete ‘Connecting with People’ modules;

Self-Harm Awareness

>         This module aims to encourage empathy, develop understanding and challenge stigma.
It is suitable for all professionals and non-professional staff who have an ongoing relationship with people who self-harm and others who have an interest

>         At the end of the module participants will be able to compassionately engage with people who self-harm; engage people who self-harm in harm minimisation and enable them to explore additional ways of dealing with distress

Self-Harm Response

>         This module aims to provide a range of tools and techniques for health practitioners and health staff, service users and carers

>         It is suitable for all professionals and non-professional staff who have an ongoing relationship with people who self-harm

>         At the end of the module participants will be able to understand the role of psychological therapies: use the Bank of Hope including problem-solving approach and the ABC approach and how to use it. They will understand ways to develop resilience including mindfulness approaches. Participants will understand the role of social support mapping when co-creating an immediate and long-term Safety Plan and the structure and process of experiencing the co-creating of an immediate and long-term Safety Plan.

Eligibility / Entry Requirements

This session is suitable for mental health clinical staff only who have completed the Suicide Response Modules..  Applications authorised by relevant discipline senior must be completed and forwarded to The Learning Centre.

Dates, Times and Location

All sessions to be held in the Admin & Learning Services Building, Glenside Health Services.  Every session will be 0830-1600.  Dates listed below:

16 August 2019

27 September 2019

11 October 2019

29 November 2019.

Further Information

Lynne O'Sullivan

Connecting with People Suicide Mitigation Trainer Office of the Chief Psychiatrist SA Health and Wellbeing Adjunct Lecturer Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Uni SA

L8 Citi Centre

11 Hindmarsh Square

Adelaide SA 5000

Phone 8226 6210 Fax:8226 6210

Mobile: 0430 456 230


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