Suicide Prevention Training
Foundation Suicide Prevention (FSP) is an evidence-based suicide prevention training model that takes a systems wide approach to effectively train an organisation’s staff or individuals to reduce the risk of suicide.
This comprehensive online training programme leverages the latest in online learning technology.
Complete the training at your own pace, anywhere, any time. This training will equip you with the skills you need to help prevent suicide today.
This training is developed by Walker Psychology, and is online available 24/7.
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We can all save lives.
Walker Psychology Foundations in Suicide Prevention Training (FSP) introduces a comprehensive first-level suicide screening method for people in all walks of life, lay and professional, individuals and organisations.
This training programme, available online offers three simple steps that will give you the confidence and competence to:
- Identify who is at risk, then
- how to engage in a life-saving conversation leading to
- immediate steps to access help and seek support.
FSP training has the potential to save lives by training all of us to know what to say, to know what to do and how to act when someone we know is at risk for suicide. Information is provided about suicide prevention risk factors and warnings signs. Walker Psychology Suicide Prevention Training is designed to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. The signs are all around us. We believe that education empowers all people to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know.
Course Learning Outcomes
Training includes information for increased awareness and knowledge related to screening for suicidal thoughts and behaviours as well as practical skills training regarding how to recognise who is at risk, how to then have a life-saving conversation in order to get an at-risk person quickly to help and support.
- Understand the background, rationale and guidelines for use of the FSP Suicide Prevention Steps
- Identify information on suicide risk reduction practices and critical information on unrecognized suicide risk
- Discuss the epidemiology of suicide and describe the relationship between mental illness and suicide
- State recognised risk factors for suicide
- Use the FSP Suicide Screening process, including identifying suicide risk then having a life-saving conversation aimed at accessing help and support.
Who should attend?
This training is designed for anyone who is unsure how to talk to someone they think is in distress and might be having suicidal thoughts. After completing this training, you will be confident in knowing what to say and what to do to save a life.
Online Course Delivery
The online Foundations in Suicide Prevention Training course is ideal for individuals wanting to learn at their own pace, or organisations wanting to facilitate self-paced learning on a larger scale.
Research has shown that self-guided online learning can be just as effective as learning in a classroom environment. Our online training courses are delivered through a state-of-the-art electronic learning platform and enables individuals and organisations alike to learn FSP Suicide Prevention fundamentals at their own pace, in the office, at home or on the go.
About the presenter
Dr Louisa Walker
Louisa, along with her husband Grant, is a Director of Walker Psychology and Consulting Ltd.
Louisa received her Doctorate in psychology from the University of Idaho with a research emphasis on both cross-cultural and biological psychology. She has 25 years of clinical experience working extensively with GPs and specialists in efforts to build innovative treatment models integrating psychological services into general practice medicine. She developed a Department of Behavioural Health for a regional US medical clinic and has worked with primary mental health care projects in New Zealand since 2002.
Since moving to New Zealand Louisa has worked in private practice, was a consultant to the Hawkes Bay DHB acute mental health service, and has worked with several PHOs in ongoing efforts to further develop strategies to improve mental health treatment in primary care.
Louisa served as the Clinical Manager for a Ministry of Health funded suicide bereavement service delivered by Clinical Advisory Services Aotearoa (CASA). She has worked in the areas of suicide prevention and postvention both in the US and New Zealand. She has worked with the NZ Coroner’s office developing psychological autopsy services investigating deaths by suicide. Louisa currently consults with a wide variety of organisations regarding suicide prevention and has been instrumental in the development of both online and face to face suicide prevention training programmes in New Zealand.
This training costs $80 (incl GST), and you can do the training where and when it suits you.
- Simple to follow and easy to access and use
- Avoid the expensive cost of conventional training
- Access the course any time, anywhere, and learn at your own pace
- Individual subscriptions remain active for 1 year
- Log in to do a refresher course and reinforce your learning at any time within the 1 year period
- Works on all internet-capable devices, including mobile phones, tablets and laptops/PCs