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Tue, 26 Jan


Online via Zoom

Recognising Suicide and Self Harm Risks -26, 28 & 30 Jan 2021 (Tuesday & Thursday evening + Saturday)

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Recognising Suicide and Self Harm Risks   -26, 28 & 30 Jan 2021 (Tuesday & Thursday evening + Saturday)

Time & Location

26 Jan 2021, 18:30 GMT – 30 Jan 2021, 17:00 GMT

Online via Zoom

About the Event

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for counsellors, therapists, mental health workers (including graduates), health & care professionals, substance misuse workers and anyone who considers their role encompasses counselling skills and those who assesses people's needs and makes referrals/signposts.

Workshop overview

"Suicidality is unfortunately on the rise, particularly in the wake of the Covid 19 pandemic.  Anecdotally I know the same is true of self harm.  People are struggling with hopelessness and changes to work and finances, security, strained relationships and so many different kinds of losses. I am also aware that facing suicidality is a source of fear for many practitioners. Historically if people mention suicide they are passed on like a hot potato – but we can all help with some basic knowledge and some basic skills" Deborah Laxton - Lead Tutor

On this course we offer 5 practical tools to work with those who are suicidal: Risk assessment, Management of risks, Hope Enhancer, Problem Solving and Maintaining Progress – each is presented with a demonstration and skills practice sessions to offer the opportunity for you to face this first in a safe setting and receive helpful feedback. 

Consider the challenges of working remotely with suicidality – what are the extra precautions needed for working over the telephone or video conferencing? 

Did you know that there is a relationship between suicide and self-harm?  Recognise the links – and also the clear differences.  Understand how to mitigate the risks of self harm and learn some helpful tools to use with those who are engaging in self harm. 


Tuesday 26th January 2021 6:30pm – 9:30pm 

Thursday 28th January 2021 6:30pm – 9:30pm 

Saturday 30th January 2021 9:00am – 5:00pm


Fully online (via Zoom) - Taught sessions, large and small group work, skills practice. This is a standalone CPD workshop but also part 2 of 5 CBT modules. Students will be registered with OCNWMR and awarded with a level 2 OCNWMR unit (2 credits) on successful completion of the workshop and additional short assignment. 


The workshop costs £185 and includes Tuition and registration fees with Open College Network West Midlands.

Important Note:

These CBT workshops do not qualify you to be a CBT practitioner – rather they will help you integrate CBT into your approach to helping  – some people will be incorporating them into their current practice as qualified counsellors, some as teachers, coaches or pastoral or wellbeing  workers or trainee counsellors.

To advertise yourself a ‘CBT practitioner’, as a minimum, you would have to do a full 2 year pure CBT course. You will however, be able to say at the end of these CBT workshops “I use a Cognitive Behavioural Approachin my work” (if you are a Hope student you are probably integrating it with elements of a Person Centred Approach which you have picked up in your training so far). Deb Laxton (the trainer) holds a specific Masters in CBT interventions which qualifies her to be accredited with the BABCP (British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists ) and join a register which is different to the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) which our Diploma course is allied to.

Some aspects of the CBT material are covered on the Hope, 2 year Diploma – however, the practice examples will be different and the topic is so large that there is plenty of room to practice and to revisit theory to reinforce learning. There is not nearly enough time on the Diploma to do the specific area of CBT justice. Students considering enrolling on our counselling training will greatly benefit from the additional skills and knowledge these workshops offer.

All, but the suicide training workshop, are at level 3 and the suicide training is at a level 2 this was to encourage more people, even with lower academic ability  to do the assessment elements of this programme (writing and essay and answering questions consolidates learning) due to the great social importance of the training.





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