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Introduction to Spot the Signs - Youth Suicide Prevention Training

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The purpose of this session is to increase participants’ knowledge and awareness about youth suicide.

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The purpose of this training session is to increase participants’ knowledge and awareness about youth suicide. We will explore information about which groups of young people are most at risk and why, protective factors and increase confidence in using practical strategies for identifying and responding to signs of risk in young people.

This session is most suitable for individuals working with young people aged between 9 and 20 years old. Please enquire for open training dates for individuals and small groups. We can provide in-house training for groups of 10 or more.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session candidates will be expected to:

Have a broad awareness of suicide in young people

Understand some of the misconceptions surrounding suicide in young people, and be aware of the impact of stigma.

Have increased confidence in responding to and supporting young people with suicidal thoughts.

Have an increased knowledge of services available in Hertfordshire to support young people with suicidal thoughts.

Know where and when to signpost young people to for additional support.

Target Audience:

- Youth Professionals working in Hertfordshire

Length: 2 hours (please note that this is not a certified training course)

Contact: jessica.whittaker@hertsmindnetwork.org for further information

Training Etiquette: This training session will be delivered as a Meeting via Zoom. Please ensure your microphone is muted when others are speaking. You are welcome to turn your camera on, but please be mindful of your surroundings and that they do not distract from the session.

Cancellations: Please inform us if you are unable to attend the training session, failure to do so on more than one occasion could prevent from further bookings. This can be done through Eventbrite or by emailing the contact.

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