Acute assessment and management of suicidality in primary care

Date: Saturday, 29 Aug 2020, 8:30 am–11.45 pm NZST

Location: This event will be delivered by webinar.

Attendees: 100 max

Price: $172.50 NZD

Suicide concerns can come up any time in clinical care – on routine screening or in the context of depression treatment.

Most providers are eager to help and want to relieve suffering, but training specific to primary care is hard to come by and there's uncertainty about what defines a solid response to risk. 

SafeSide provides a clear framework for suicide prevention in primary care that will help reduce your risk of complaints, and help improve patient outcomes.

  • Co-taught by clinical and lived experience instructors.
  • See recovery-oriented care come to life in video demonstrations.
  • Dive deep into Prevention Oriented Risk Formulation.
  • Half-day online engaging workshop.

Recommended for New Zealand primary health care practitioners, SafeSide is the next-generation update of Commitment to Living, an evidence-based workshop that addresses common dilemmas, demands, and rewards of supporting individuals at risk for suicide. With a focus on prevention-oriented risk formulation.

 For more information on this workshop, please phone Faye Johnson on 027 607 3000, or email [email protected].

⭳ Download workshop overview (pdf)


Dr Anthony R. Pisani, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics

Tony is an international leader in suicide prevention education. He is on the faculty of University of Rochester–Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide. Dr Pisani has published numerous academic papers and served on national workgroups including the Workforce Preparedness Taskforce of the National Action Alliance, which authored the current US Suicide Prevention Strategy.

Kristina Mossgraber
Patient advocate

Kristina is an advocate for recovery-oriented behavioural health care. A suicide attempt survivor, Kristina devotes herself to improving care for others who suffer as she did. She is Director of Education & Community Outreach for the Rochester chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) and provides lived experience expertise to all programs provided by SafeSide Prevention.

If you have any issues or questions about your booking, please contact Faye Johnson [email protected]


This event is brought to you in conjunction with Grow Events and SafeSide.


This presentation is intended for qualified health practitioners professional development and should not be relied upon for any other purpose. Any opinions offered are those of the presenter or other speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of Goodfellow Unit.