Primary care suicide prevention for the COVID era: LIFE
LIFE is a two-hour, custom-made suicide prevention masterclass for GPs that provides a refresher of essential skills for assessment, formulation and documentation and introduces advanced skills in brief interventions like safety planning and resilience building.
The course 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.
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.
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.
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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We are able to offer custom-made programs, whether digital or face to face, to meet the education and training needs of your organisation in the UK or internationally. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss your requirements and develop a proposal.
Let our team complete a full Training Needs Analysis for a department, directorate, or the whole hospital! We can work to complete this ourselves or work collaboratively with your own staff. Our standard outcome measures assess learner progress and produce a full report looking at wider impact of training using a range of tested assessment methodologies.