This course is designed to build on exisiting knowledge regarding supporting vulnerable adults with their mental health, responding to self-harm and also suicidal intent 
This mental health first aid course is specifically for those supporting people at risk of suicide, self-harm and poor mental health 
Designed for dedicated health and social care professionals, this 1 day course delves deep into the complexities of mental health, suicide and self-harm, Learn how to tackle challenging situations with confidence and empathy, guided by expert trainers. 
To make a booking for this mental health first aid training please complete the form and one of our team will get straight back to you to arrange a date. 
Although this course is ready to go as a stand-alone course it can also be adapted to your needs.  

Book your on-site training here - fill in the contact form and we will email you back!  If you would prefer to speak to someone call 01206 638711 

Mental Health Support for Self-Harm and Suicide Risk in Health and Social Care 
Module 1: Introduction to Mental Health and Self-Harm 
Understanding the importance of mental health in healthcare settings 
Definition and common misconceptions about self-harm 
Prevalence and demographics of self-harm 
Stigma surrounding self-harm and suicide 
Module 2: Mental Health First Aid for Self-Harm 
Recognizing signs and symptoms of self-harm 
Approaches to providing immediate assistance and emotional support 
Establishing trust and open communication with individuals at risk 
Module 3: Risk Assessment for Self-Harm and Suicide 
Comprehensive risk assessment tools and strategies 
Identifying warning signs and risk factors 
Differentiating between self-harm and suicidal behavior 
Module 4: Healthier Ways of Releasing Emotions 
Exploring healthier coping mechanisms 
Encouraging individuals to express their emotions safely 
Practical exercises and activities for emotional release 
Module 5: Supporting Staff Managing Incidents 
Guidelines for staff dealing with self-harm and suicide incidents 
Self-care and debriefing strategies for staff members 
Collaborative teamwork in crisis management 
Module 6: Resources and Further Reading 
Recommended books and resources on self-harm and suicide 
Accessing community and online support networks 
Module 7: Preventative Measures 
Strategies for preventing self-harm and suicide 
Identifying protective factors and building resilience 
Developing individualized safety plans 
Module 8: Staff Responses to Self-Harm and Suicide 
Effective communication with individuals at risk 
Understanding emotional reactions and countertransference 
Implementing crisis intervention techniques 
Module 9: Language and Communication 
Using respectful and non-stigmatizing language 
Effective communication strategies 
Dos and don'ts when discussing self-harm and suicide 
Module 10: Supporting the Individual 
Providing ongoing support for individuals at risk 
Referral processes and collaborating with mental health professionals 
Long-term care and recovery planning 
Module 11: Understanding Neurotypical and Neurodivergent Differences 
Recognizing how mental health issues manifest differently in neurotypical and neurodivergent individuals 
Tailoring support approaches to individual needs 
Module 12: Medication and Its Implications 
Types of medication commonly prescribed for mental health conditions 
Side effects, benefits, and considerations 
The role of medication in treatment plans 
Assessment and Certification: 
Knowledge assessment quizzes after each module 
Final course evaluation 
Certification of completion for participants who meet the course requirements 
To book call 01206 638711 or email office@meducatetraining.co.uk 

Frequently Asked Questions 

On-site mental health first aid training is where we come to your location to deliver training for a group of your staff, typically numbers up to 15 
All of the above options are availabe for your autism training. 
Successful completion of this course will gain learners a certificate from Meducate Training Ltd. 
Call 01206 638711 
This course is priced at £499 for up to 15 people 
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