Managing Conversations to Prevent Suicide

Date & Time:

Thursday 16 January 2020 (09:30 - 16:30)

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Sutton Civic Offices, G3, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA



This training is targeted to Group Level 2 (regular contact with children, young people and/or parent / carer) or Level 3 (predominately working with children) or above (including strategic leads) as set out in the Safeguarding Competency framework in London Safeguarding Child Procedures. Inter-Collegiate Standards 2 and above for health professionals.


The aim of this course is to help participants how to recognise emotional distress, signs of trauma and suicidal thoughts and barriers to listening. The training will include exercises to practice skills and techniques for handling emotional conversations that will include open questions group exercises and case examples.


By attending this course, participants will have:


  • Suicide is a preventable death. (Current national message)
  • Understand risk factors associated with suicide in children and young people from research including the Manchester Report 2017. To include suicide myths and facts and what research is telling us
  • Improved their knowledge and understanding about suicidal thought and feelings
  • Considering helpful conversations where children and young people are expressing suicidal thoughts (difference between empathy and sympathy)
  • Developed skills and knowledge to complete safety plans / What If Plan for suicidal ideation and how to involve the parent / carer.
  • Assessment of risk levels in line with the LSCB threshold for referral and assessment, guidance awareness of the referral routes within Health and the Local Authority.
  • Understanding the importance of A Public Health Approach to reducing suicide within the London Borough of Sutton
  • Explore barriers to listening and how talking can be beneficial to the young person
  • To gain an improved awareness of stages of emotional distress and trauma and signs and behaviour to take into account in assessing risk
  • Consider the impact of secondary trauma and the need for self-care


For some people attending this course, the content might bring up issues that will cause distress so please consider with your manager whether this course is suitable for you and what support can be provided after the session. 

Sector LimitAvailable
AdopterNo Limit
Education - CognusNo Limit
Education - Early YearsNo Limit
Education - OtherNo Limit
Education - Schools/CollegesNo Limit
Foster CarerNo Limit
HousingNo Limit
LBS Adults/Childrens - All Age DisabilitesNo Limit
LBS Other0
LBS People Adults - Admiral Nurses0
LBS People Adults - Carshalton Locality0
LBS People Adults - Clinical Health0
LBS People Adults - Heads of Service0
LBS People Adults - Hospital Pathway0
LBS People Adults - Learning Disabilities0
LBS People Adults - Other0
LBS People Adults - START0
LBS People Adults - Sutton and Cheam Locality0
LBS People Adults - Transitions0
LBS People Adults - Wallington Locality1
LBS People Children's - Adoption and PermanenceNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Blue LocalityNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Children with DisabilitiesNo Limit
LBS People Children's - CourtNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Director / Assistant DirectorNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Early HelpNo Limit
LBS People Children's - FosteringNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Green LocalityNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Heads of ServiceNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Integrated Childrens ServicesNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Leaving Care TeamNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Looked After ChildrenNo Limit
LBS People Children's - MASHNo Limit
LBS People Children's - OtherNo Limit
LBS People Children's - PlacementsNo Limit
LBS People Children's - QANo Limit
LBS People Children's - RASNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Red LocalityNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Sutton Inclusion & SupportNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Targeted Youth SupportNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Youth Offending TeamNo Limit
NHS - Clinical Commissioning Group0
NHS - Community Services0
NHS - Hospital0
NHS - Other0
Private - Domiciliary Care0
Private - Nursing Home0
Private - Other0
Private - Residential Home0
RBK Shared ServiceNo Limit
Supported LivingNo Limit
Sutton Housing Partnership0


Booking has now closed for this event.

Further Information:


Sutton CAMHS

Venue Details:

Sutton Civic Offices, G3, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA

(020 8770 5000)