About the course
Why attend the LIFE Masterclass?
LIFE has been specifically designed with the busy jobbing GP in mind. The evidence based theoretical concepts and its practical applications and training delivery are all:
- Innovative – novel approaches incorporating the latest research.
- Intuitive – complexity simplified through structure and sequence for rapid learning and clinical use.
- Interactive – case studies drawing on prior knowledge and experience used with adult learning principles
LIFE will provide a rapid refresh of essential skills for assessment, formulation and documentation while providing a range of advanced skills in brief interventions like safety planning and resilience building.
Primary Care is the foundation of all health care. Often as the first point of contact, General Practitioners (GP) sense and detect impending mental health crisis and within the confines of limited time and minimal information they act, setting in motion a sequence of events that ensures safety through ongoing support in primary care and / or an appropriate referral for assessment and treatment in secondary care. This demand on our GP’s time and an expectation to respond appropriately, effectively and rapidly to suicidal crisis is only set to grow with the parallel pandemic of psychological distress and dysfunction in the COVID era.
LIFE is a custom-made suicide prevention masterclass (2 hours / flexible based on need) for GPs that takes into account the primary care work environment. It blends the essential skills and competencies needed for rapid detection, assessment and referral along with the latest research and advanced practice of maintaining a therapeutic relationship, safety planning and resilience building. Based on the internationally acclaimed PROTECT framework, It is designed to transform busy GPs into hope vendors, supporting people to understand that suicide is a permanent solution to temporary problems and that their pain can either be chipped away at or their tolerance can be enhanced.
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Allied health professional, Consultant – non-psychiatry any, CT1-3 – non-psychiatry any, Doctors, FY1, FY2, FY3, GP, GPVTS, Healthcare assistant, Nurse associate, RGN
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