Waterford CYPSC - Children & Young People's Services Committee

Waterford CYPSC

Children & Young People's Services Committee

Responding to a person in suicidal distress – a guidance document

Responding to a Person in Suicidal Distress – a Guidance Document

 

 

 

Dear Colleagues,

The National Office for Suicide Prevention (NOSP) has published “Responding to a person in suicidal distress – a guidance document” that can be used by your organisation and circulated to your networks.

“Responding to a person in suicidal distress – a guidance document” aims to support staff and volunteers working in public-facing roles to interact with people who present to or contact the service in distress or at risk of suicide and self-harm.

The guide can be incorporated into staff induction packs or training manuals. The HSE Regional Suicide Resource Office strongly recommends that the guidance is rolled out together with safeTALK training. safeTALK training is a 3.5 hour suicide alertness training that is available to staff, volunteers and communities across the region. The training will support you to use the guidance document and to increase your confidence when responding to people who may be thinking about suicide.

For information on training available in Waterford, Wexford, Carlow, Kilkenny and South Tipperary see www.bookwhen.com/sro

I have attached a print friendly version and include a link below.

https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/4/mental-health-services/connecting-for-life/publications/responding-to-a-person-in-suicidal-distress-a-guidance-document.html

Warmest regards,

Tracy

Tracy Nugent (Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention)

To access training provided by the HSE Regional Suicide Resource Office please visit www.bookwhen.com/sro