Self Harm, Suicide and Ligature Cutters

Event Code
Virtual Learning, .
3 Spirit Training Consultancy
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Target Audiences
Social Worker / Manager (Adults)
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Event Types
Course, Virtual Learning
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Mental Health, Social Work (Adults)
Event description
This course covers the biological, psychological and social approaches to understanding suicide and self-harm. Risk factors are covered, along with the causes and prevalence of suicide. It also covers how to respond in an emergency including practical demonstrations of the appropriate response to finding someone who has tied a ligature.

This course is for Department of Adult Social Care and Public Health (DASCPH), local authority staff only.
Training objectives
Learning outcomes

• Identify risk factors for self-harm and suicide

• Describe possible signs of suicidal ideation and intent

• Describe suicidal behaviour, its causes and prevalence

• Identify between the biological, psychological and social approaches to understanding suicide and self-harm

• Explain how to assess levels of risk

• Identify strategies for targeted suicide prevention in at risk client groups 

• Describe how to manage appropriately, confidently minimise risk

• Explain the importance of building individual resilience and capacity for self-help

• Explain ligatures, risk points and what could be used as a ligature

• Identify different ligature cutter devices and how to use them appropriately 

• Demonstrate the safe removal of ligatures using appropriate cutters

• Demonstrate safe removal from suspension and incomplete suspension

• List national support organisation

Additional Information
Start Date
Tuesday 25 May 2021
End Date
Wednesday 26 May 2021
Closing Date
Monday 24 May 2021
10:00 - 13:00
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