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Training for suicide prevention counselling

Training for suicide prevention counselling

Because of the stigma associated with suicide, people tend not to talk about it. Specialised training is needed for counsellors doing prevention work. A senior health services staff member explained, ‘I think people tend to tread carefully with the subject, but, as a worker, you have to be quite open and honest with the person you are counselling. “Do you have plans – have you planned it out before? What’s been your method before? What access to implements do you have?” It’s such a touchy subject’.

Below is information to some recommended trainings: