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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Revisiting our skills in assessment of self-harm & suicide: Helping people in distress

Date Tuesday 17 July 2018
Time 09:45 - 16:30
Venue RCPsych, 21 Prescot Street, London E1 8BB
CPD Six points, subject to peer group review
Fee £295

This course builds on the work carried out by STORM over many years, but has been specifically tailored to the needs of psychiatrists and would be suitable for experienced practitioners as well as young psychiatrists and Foundation doctors

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Before you book your place please read the college cancellation policy.

Alternatively you can book by returning a completed copy of the registration form.


What the course will cover

In this one-day training course you will review and discuss how we assess and manage people who are at risk of suicide and self-harm with particular emphasis on how we achieve empathic engagement with people who are presenting with complex mental health problems.


You will address:

  • Engaging patients and service users who are at risk- the key communication skills
  • Skills and strategies to use in assessment and management
  • How to use video-feedback sensitively and effectively to teach these skills and strategies routinely to our trainees

You will learn through a range of approaches including brief talks, discussion, role-play and video feedback. You will work with real clinical case studies that you and your peers bring along on the day.



A final programme for this course will be available shortly. View the latest programme.



Please note that you will need to book your own accommodation for this event. There are many hotels to suit a range of budgets a short walk or bus journey from the College. Here are the best ways to find them:

You may find discounted rates available on these hotels using price comparison sites such as Late Rooms and DHR.


Venue and travel

The event will take place at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot Street, London E1 8BB. Take a look at a map and directions to help plan your journey.


The Citymapper website/app can help you plan your route within London, giving the best walking, cycling, bus and tube routes available. Use postcode E1 8BB as your destination.


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