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A Solution Focused Approach to Suicide Prevention

A Solution Focused Approach to Suicide Prevention

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  • Thu 8 Feb ’18 – Fri 9 Feb ’18, 9:00am – 4:30pm


Wains Hotel Dunedin, 310 Princes St, Dunedin



Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $203.50

John Henden Consultancy presents a two-day workshop in Dunedin brought to you by the Life Matters Trust. Specialist subject areas of solution-focused suicide prevention and solution focused working with trauma & stress. He will speak about a unique approach to suicide prevention that is producing ground-breaking results internationally.

Who Should Attend:
Key Workers, Unit Managers, Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, 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.

Feedback from previous attendants:
“After these 2 intensive days training, my fear factor in working with the suicidal has all but vanished.” Paula Clarke, Plymouth, UK
“John Henden puts it over in such an easy-to-learn style. I have taken away so much; thank you.” Kok Ju Heng, Singapore
“It was good to see how the many basic solution-focused tools & techniques can be applied to the suicidal client. I found the specialised SF techniques both interesting and easy to apply, too.” Pekka Sihvola, Finland
“I didn’t, for one moment, think that such a grim subject could be made so enjoyable. How wrong I was!”. Alex Sanderson, Perth, WA

Morning and afternoon tea and lunch included. Please let us know whether any food requirement needs to be considered.
Workshop handouts included.

The workshop will be held in Chancellor Room, at Wains Hotel.
If you require accommodation visit Wains Hotel Dunedin.

Parking available at Railway station and surroundings. Please check link for more details:

Please don't forget to add your email address when you register so we can contact you with further information.

If you have any queries please contact Carolyn McMillan on or 021 175 0704.

Kind Regards,
Life Matters' team.

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