Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention – Friday 4 May 2018 – at the Scottish Parliament.


We are now inviting notes of interest to be submitted for a one-day course on mental health awareness and suicide prevention, run in partnership with SAMH.

After you select ‘Register Interest’ at the bottom of this page, you will need to click on ‘View Cart’ (in the green box at the top of the screen) to complete the booking process. We will contact you in due course to let you know whether you have secured a place on the course or have been added to a waiting list for future dates.

The course is in two parts (both completed in one day):

Morning – Mental Health Awareness

The first part of the day will cover mental health awareness and delegates will gain a general understanding of mental health and wellbeing. Content will cover the following areas:

  • What we mean by mental health and wellbeing
  • The prevalence and impact of mental health and responses in Scotland
  • The factors which contribute to mental health problems
  • 4 common mental health problems (signs and symptoms)
      • Anxiety
      • Depression
      • Bipolar
      • Schizophrenia
  • What helps – practicalities for self-management, getting help
  • Recovery, stigma and discrimination
  • Supporting others
  • How to look after your mental health and wellbeing
  • How to obtain further information

The session encourages learning through a series of interactive exercises and discussions.

Afternoon – safeTALK (suicide alertness for everyone)

safeTALK was developed by LivingWorks Education so that more people with thoughts of suicide can be connected to the intervention help they want by training people to be suicide alert.

In only a few hours, participants learn how to provide practical help to persons with thoughts of suicide and leave more willing and able to perform an important helping role for persons with thoughts of suicide.

safeTALK involves a carefully crafted set of steps to help participants:

  • understand that suicide is often missed, dismissed and avoided
  • examine the misleading ideas that stop us reaching out to help people with thoughts of suicide
  • learn the TALK steps to notice when someone is at risk of suicide, ask directly about suicide, listen to what the person needs to say and link the person with an appropriate intervention service or source of further help

Places on this course are now being allocated. We will contact you in due course to let you know whether you have secured a place on the course or have been added to a waiting list for future dates.


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