Queensland Transcultural Mental Health Centre has developed a self-directed, online Training – which teaches human service workers how to identify and support people from culturally diverse backgrounds who are experiencing suicidal thoughts or behaviours.
Outline: The training course takes 5-6 hours to complete and is comprised of 4 modules:
MODULE 1: CULTURE AND SUICIDE Completion time: 1.5 – 2 hours. Learning objectives: • Demonstrate an understanding of how culture can impact on suicide and apply this understanding to practice. • Demonstrate the ability to use safe language when communicating about suicide. • Recognise the additional factors to consider when working with people from specific CALD subgroups. • Gain knowledge about working with interpreters.
MODULE 2: SUICIDE PREVENTION: HOW TO RECOGNISE, RESPONDAND SUPPORT (RRS) Completion time: 2- 2.5 hours. Learning objectives: • Engage and ask about suicide in culturally responsive ways. • Support and facilitate the development of a safety plan. • Identify protective factors, risk factors, warning signs and potential triggers. • Identify cultural factors that might increase the risk of suicide or decrease help-seeking behaviour. • Identify cultural strengths of the individual and incorporate them into safety planning.
MODULE 3: PRACTICING SUICIDE PREVENTION IN YOURORGANISATION FOR VOLUNTEERS AND STAFF Completion time: 30 minutes. Learning objective is to gain knowledge and skills to identify and respond to suicide prevention in your organisation.
MODULE 4: SUPPORTING PEOPLE BEREAVED BY SUICIDE Completion time: 30 minutes. Learning objectives: • Gain skills and knowledge to support family and friends bereaved by suicide. • Demonstrate integration of cultural factors into the support provided. Brief Summary: A self-directed, online training course which teaches learners how to identify and support people from culturally diverse backgrounds who may be at risk of suicide. The training course takes 5-6 hours to complete and is comprised of 4 modules.