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Preventing Suicide Using the Solution Focused Approach

Preventing Suicide Using the Solution Focused Approach

Over 600 New Zealanders take their lives every year, with countless more experiencing suicidal ideas or acting on these thoughts in the form of non-fatal suicide attempts.

International trainer, author and therapist from the UK—John Henden, presents a unique approach to working with the suicidal person which reduces both suicidal thinking, and the sense of burden on the helper.

This series of one and two-day workshops specifically aim to reduce suicide rates amongst those contemplating suicide and aims to teach the basic tools and techniques of the solution-focused approach to those working with suicidal persons, or those directly supporting suicidal persons.

At the conclusion of the workshop, attendees will:
- Have a good grasp of the basic concepts of the solution-focused approaches to the suicidal person.
- Be confident enough to apply at least three of the solution-focused skills learnt, with immediate effect, into their current working practice.
- Feel more comfortable in their dealings with people who want to talk about suicide or self-harm as an option for dealing with their difficulties.
- Appreciate the value and importance of optimism within themselves, even when dealing with the most tragic of human circumstances confronting them.

Visit the website for detailed information on the workshop content.

About the Speaker
John Henden has a background in psychology, is a qualified counsellor and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. He is also an author, and his best-selling book ‘Preventing Suicide: The Solution Focused Approach‘, is now in its second edition.

With an energetic and captivating presentation style, utilising multiple teaching mediums, his techniques will be of benefit to all who come into contact with suicidal people regardless of their agency setting.

Who should attend:
Front-line staff working in social services, health, education and law enforcement, as well as volunteers, and those who have the lived-experience of supporting Whanau who are suicidal, and anyone who wants to learn simple yet effective tools to help others.

Due to the content covered at these events, there is an R18 age restriction.

Other workshop locations: Wellington, Palmerston North, Whanganui, Tauranga, Hamilton, Auckland

Check out the website for full information.

Phone: 06 878 3456

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Friday 16 February, 9:00am to 4:30pm


Restrictions: R18

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Phone: 06 878 3456


Ellwood Function Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
15 Otene Road, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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