With international thought-leader Dr. Jonathan Singer (USA)

Auckland Only - 2019

Identifying, managing and responding to suicide risk in 2019 requires an understanding of the role of technology. This workshop will engage service providers in a thought-provoking discussion about websites, apps, and technologies that are used to increase and decrease suicide youth risk. We will talk about how and when social media use might increase the likelihood that youth will try to end their lives, and how social media can be used to increase connection and reduce suicide risk. This workshop will include content on technology advances that have not yet, but will likely influence clinical standards for suicide prevention, intervention and postvention in the next decade.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the workshop, delegates will be able to:

  • List the efforts being made by social media platforms to address suicide risk.
  • Identify online resources for suicide prevention.
  • Demonstrate how to respond to a suicidal person online.
  • List the most common features of suicide prevention apps.
  • Analyze social media apps for safety and security.
  • Define machine learning.
  • Discuss the role of algorithms in identifying and preventing suicide risk.

Date & Location:


Friday 17 May

Jet Park Airport Hotel & Conference Centre
63 Westney Rd
Mangere, Auckland
0800 538 466

There is free parking at the venue.

Please contact Jet Park Airport Hotel directly for accommodation bookings.

Workshops run 9.00am - 1.00pm, with Registration and Welcome tea & coffee from 8.30am.

WELLINGTON  - Due to unforeseen circumstances the Wellington event for this workshop has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Who Should Attend

Professionals who are working with young people across mental health, education, youth justice and social services sectors. This could include for example: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counsellors, Couples and Family Therapists, Psychiatric Nurses, Psychiatrists, Teachers, School Leaders, Youth Workers and Council Community Development Staff.


Dr. Jonathan Singer

Jonathan Singer, Ph.D. is an associate professor of social work at Loyola University Chicago, President-Elect of the American Association of Suicidology, and coauthor of the 2015 text Suicide in Schools: A Practitioner's Guide to Multi-level Prevention, Assessment, Intervention, and Postvention. He is certified in Attachment-Based Family Therapy. Since 1996, Dr. Singer has been a community mental health clinician, educator and researcher, much of that time providing crisis services to suicidal youth and their families. His podcast, the Social Work Podcast, has over 30,000 followers on social media and episodes are downloaded over one million times per year.

Scholarships Available

Wanting to attend this workshop but struggling with the cost?

The Mental Health Foundation and GROW invite scholarship applications from individuals who identify as Māori, Pacific, LGBTQ+ or those with ‘lived experience of mental distress’ who are working with young people within mental health, education, justice or social service settings.

Please email feona@grow.co.nz with why you are seeking a scholarship, and include a contact number in your email. Important - in your email subject please include the date & location of the workshop you are interested in.

Scholarships are limited to 50% of the workshop fees only. 

Price & Registration

One Day Workshops
Price - $120 + GST

Registration process

Payment is by credit card only and there are 3 easy steps to complete the online booking process.
Upon completion of your registration, you will receive an automated confirmation email. If you have any issues or questions about your booking, please contact Faye Johnson on 06 878 3456 or email: faye@grow.co.nz

What happens if you have to cancel?

We know that sometimes your plans can change for many different reasons. Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome to attend at no extra cost. If a substitute delegate is not available and you need to cancel your registration, please be aware of the following:

Up to 7 days prior to the event you will be provided a refund of your registration cost, less a $50.00 per attendee plus GST service charge

If you cancel within 7 days of the event, you are not eligible to receive a refund. Please note: should your registration not be paid by the time of the event, you are still liable to make the payment. Unpaid accounts may be passed over to our debt collection agency and additional costs may be incurred. 

All cancellations must be received in writing (email). You will be sent the event's materials upon request.

Delegates are responsible for their own travel/accommodation bookings and no compensation will be made should the event be rescheduled or cancelled.

Please note: GROW Ltd reserves the right to make any amendments that we may deem to be in the best interest of the forum – it is however very unlikely and we will notify you as soon as possible should this occur.

For more information see our full Terms of Trade.

Further Details

Arrival tea & coffee and morning tea.

Post-Event Takeaway Reference Material

In line with our sustainability objectives, conference presentations will not be distributed in hard copy but will instead be available via a weblink to be advised via email following the conference.

Commitment to Access and Equity

We are committed to access and equity and endeavour to meet the needs of all delegates. Please contact our team at 06 878 3456 if you require special assistance. In order to assist us in understanding delegate needs, please advise your access requirements as early as possible. Request at late notice may not be able to be met.

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For further details, please contact:
Faye Johnson at faye@grow.co.nz or
Phone: 06 878 3456