ZERO Suicide using a solution focused approach - one-day comprehensive course

John Hendon is an international trainer, author, therapist and performance coach. He has worked within the UK NHS Mental Health services for 20 years, firstly as a practitioner then as a manager. One of John's specialist areas is suicide prevention and his book, "Preventing Suicide: the Solution Focused Approach" is now in its second edition

John will do a brief recount of the important points covered this year, and then expand his talk into the more practical side of preventing suicide using this approach. There will be some powerful additional SF techniques demonstrated, followed by ‘participant practice exercises’. As such, the day will be beneficial for not only those returning, but also for new participants.

Who should attend:
Key Workers, Unit Managers, Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, RTLB, Teachers, General Practitioners, Therapists, Emergency Room staff, Telephone Helpline staff, Residential Care Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Practising Counsellors, and Probation Officers and everyone who wants to learn simple yet effective tools to help those at risk.

Workshop Content:

  •     rapid rapport building and deep empathy
  •     questions to elicit suicidal ideation
  •     sample questions for when suicidal ideation has been established
  •     generating other possibilities to the last resort option
  •     'going with' the suicidal person
  •     being as effective as possible
  •     graveside scenario
  •     ending a session positively and constructively

TO REGISTER email: and for further information click here.


FEB16 Friday 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Ellwood Function Centre, Otene Road, Hastings
Presenter:    John Hendon
Venue:    Venue 1
Catering:    Yes
Morning tea / Lunch

Diary Date: 
Friday, February 16, 2018 - 08:00