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Suicide-Risk Assessment and Management is a 2-day course from the Association for Psychological Therapies (APT), a leading provider of accredited courses in the UK and Ireland, for professionals working in mental health and related areas.
It is the only Suicide-Risk Assessment and Management training that is APT-accredited and also gives you access to APT’s relevant downloadable resources for use post-course. The course is available for teams and individuals and can be attended face-to-face or online.
Suicide is a terrible phenomenon with thousands of people taking their own lives in the UK and worldwide, every year, and we don't respond to it especially well: around 50% of people who end their own lives have seen their doctors in the previous week and about 90% in the previous year. To intervene better, we need to be able to spot those who are at risk, to manage the risk (do our best to ensure it doesn't happen), and intervene to help people build a rewarding life long-term.
This 2-day course focuses on the first two of those three factors, and is based on APT's acclaimed DICES® programme for risk assessment and management. It focuses purely on the risk of suicide, covering
1. Risk Assessment
2. Risk Management
3. How to verify and demonstrate you have assessed and managed risk
and does so in a client-focused way, designed to help the client from the very first moment of contact.
Equally, many professionals become anxious about seeing patients who are suicidal, so this course aims also to help us become relaxed and optimistic about seeing suicidal people, because we will know what to do: we will notice them, we will be able to manage their suicidality, we will be able to give them hope for the future.
All professionals who sometimes see people who are at risk of suicide, whether in residential facilities, outpatient facilities or in the community.
Note: the age of the people you see is immaterial, it is a fallacy that it is 'mainly young men' who take their own lives. Suicide is one of the top causes of death in young men because other illnesses are less prevalent at that age. Suicide itself however continues through the years.
Equally on gender, although some people make the point that three times as many men than women end their own lives in the UK, it is still the case that 1,500 women do so every year, a substantial figure.
You will be registered as having attended the course, thereby gaining APT's Level 1 accreditation, and receive a certificate to this effect. The accreditation gives you access to online resources associated with the course and access to the online exam if you wish to uprate your APT accreditation to Level 2.
Your registration lasts indefinitely, and your accreditation lasts for 3 years and is renewable by sitting an online refresher which also upgrades your accreditation to APT Level 2 if you are successful in the associated online exam.
Your accreditation is given value by the fact of over 125,000 people having attended APT training. See APT accreditation for full details.
Booking this training is easy...
For individuals or small groups:
Option 1: Online Live course:
a live event hosted online via Zoom. (And you don’t even have to have your own Zoom account.)
A live and interactive online course, ask questions, make your observations, ‘Chat’ to other delegates. Open for you to attend from your home or workplace. Choose from one of the following dates to attend (3-days):
6-7 December 2021
Price: £250 plus VAT per person. The fee covers: tuition, hardcopy workbook*, certification, registration, and accreditation at APT’s Level 1, with option to sit the online exam to upgrade to Level 2. Times: 10am - 3pm (UK) daily, including 45 minutes for lunch.
*PDF workbooks are sent to those outside of the UK.
We continuously monitor the quality of our training by obtaining feedback on the two key scales of relevance and presentation from every course delegate. Below are the average ratings, taken from the last three runnings of this course.
Average Presentation rating: 98%
Average Relevance rating: 96%
*These statistics were last updated in November 2019.
APT prides itself on the feedback we receive about our courses. Below are just some of the great comments our suicide prevention courses have received.
"I have found this course one of the most interesting, thought provoking and inspiring courses I have been on and will definitely take my new knowledge forward in my practice."
"At my level, communication and interpersonal skills training in such a topic is an excellent opportunity to help develop my skills to motivate and train my team. I am sure this course will be beneficial to our unit and the client group."