Suicide awareness and conflict prevention training courses

YMCA Liverpool will host training courses include Using a Relational Approach to Preventing Conflict and Suicide Awareness and Prevention in January and February 2021. The suicide awareness training is free of charge.

Courses currently available from YMCA Liverpool include:

FREE Suicide Awareness & Prevention Training

Duration: 4 hours

The aim of the training is to increase learners’ understanding and knowledge of practical suicide prevention techniques, to enable them to confidently make appropriate and timely interventions if they think someone is feeling suicidal.

By the end of the session learners will be able to:

  • Identify signs that might suggest someone is thinking about suicide
  • Recognise risk and identify key risk factors
  • Have increased confidence to ask direct questions about suicide
  • List key support services for people who feel suicidal

Using a Relational Approach to Preventing Conflict

Duration: 9.30am-4.30pm

Based on our time working with people with multiple and complex needs in particular, we use a psychologically informed and relational approach to preventing and avoiding conflict; focusing proactively upon behaviours in a CAT* informed way – both on service users’** behaviours and our own as professionals, improving continuous self awareness; identifying and responding to relational patterns in a non-punitive and safe way.

The session is interactive (including activities based on a dialogical approach to preventing conflict) and we measure delegates’ confidence in terms of preventing conflict at the start and end of the session. We don’t focus on responding to physical aggression (i.e. self defence/restraint,) as our approach is much more preventative. We can bespoke the session slightly to your needs in terms of content.

Delegates will receive a resource pack to apply learning in the workplace using practical tools, along with a certificate.

Price: £59.99 per person plus VAT

Mental Health First Aid (Adult)

Visit our training page for details of the February 2021 course.


For further information about all of the above, or to book, contact Emma Carruthers on 0151 600 3530 or emma.carruthers@liverpoolymca.org.uk.

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