Child and Youth Suicide Prevention in the School Context

Donna Redman
Creating safer school communities through suicide prevention and mental health training
Keep your students safe to learn! Build your capacity to identify students at risk, intervene safely & link them to the support they need. Essential training for every ...
Target Audience
Primary & Secondary teachers working with students in Stages 2-6, particularly those in roles responsible for student welfare.
37 reviews
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

The course will improve the confidence of those working with young people to identify students at risk and link them effectively and safely to mental health professionals. The course will create a safer and more supportive school environment by focussing n the following key areas:
- Current trends and statistics pertaining to child and youth suicide
- The role of the ‘gatekeeper’ in suicide prevention
- Protective and risk factors in young people
- Warning signs of suicidal ideation – what to look out for
- Safe methods of intervention (including self-care and areas of safety)
- Referring young people at risk
- Synthesizing knowledge gained into real and practical scenarios

Audience

Primary & Secondary teachers working with students in Stages 2-6, particularly those in roles responsible for student welfare.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

COVID-19 Event Information

All TTA venues continue to work with advice provided by the NSW Health Department in managing the risks associated with the current COVID-19 situation. While the current risk is low, TTA venues will be taking steps to help provide a safe environment for our courses. There will be increased cleaning and disinfecting of all areas, and venues will be providing ample hand sanitiser pumps. While venues will be taking all the care that they can, we also stress the need for course participants to take responsibility for their own wellbeing and the wellbeing of those around them. If you are not feeling well or showing symptoms of COVID-19, please don’t attend this event. Wash your hands regularly. Avoid shaking hands where possible. Practice cough etiquette, coughing into a tissue or your elbow and washing your hands afterwards. Thank you for your understanding.

This course is available to attend in person or remotely. If you wish to attend this course via Zoom link, please enrol using the promo code REMOTE. This will reduce the price of the course by $50. Zoom links will be emailed closer to the course date.
If you enrolled to attend the course in person and we need to change to a remote only course, you will be given a $50 credit (valid for 12 months). .

Teaching Standards
4.4.2 Proficient Level – Maintain student safety

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Completing this course will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 4.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

TTA (Teacher Training Australia) is endorsed to provide the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient and Lead Level Teacher.


This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

There are no occurrences of 1. Face to Face in Australia (NSW) at this time.

Sessions

Child and Youth Suicide Prevention in the School Context

5 hours

This full-day workshop will improve the confidence of those working with children and young people to identify students at risk and link them effectively and safely to mental health professionals. It has been designed to create a safer and more supportive school environment by focussing on the following key areas:
- Current trends and statistics pertaining to child and youth suicide in Australia
- The role of the ‘Gatekeeper’ in suicide prevention
- Protective factors that enhance student wellbeing and safety
- Risk factors and how these manifest into warning signs that teachers and support staff can look out for
- Safe methods of intervention when working with students at risk (including self-care and arenas of safety)
- Referring young people at risk to support services
- Synthesising knowledge gained into real and practical scenarios

What To Bring

Attendees will be provided will all the necessary resources for this course.

User Rating

5.0

Latest Reviews

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Child and Youth Suicide Prevention in the School Context - Donna Redman - Fri 6th Nov 2020
07/01/2021

The content, delivery and presenter was excellent!! Loved the whole day even though a tough subject it was amazing in the information and connections and knowledge shared.
Will certainly take this back to school and hope to share with welfare team and staff. Incredibly worthwhile and valid in the school context! Would recommend to all, particularly for Welfare team members and School leaders.

Child and Youth Suicide Prevention in the School Context - Donna Redman - Fri 6th Nov 2020
07/01/2021

Excellent! Great advice.

Child and Youth Suicide Prevention in the School Context - Donna Redman - Fri 6th Nov 2020
07/01/2021

This was an extremely important and relevant course for all teachers. It gives confidence to have safe but difficult conversations with students about suicide.

Child and Youth Suicide Prevention in the School Context - Donna Redman - Fri 6th Nov 2020
07/01/2021

Amazing- so very helpful and Donna even adapted content to suit both primary and high school context Donna has totally affirmed teachers in their role in youth mental health and has provided helpful strategies that we can take back to the classroom and implement in our own schools.

Child and Youth Suicide Prevention in the School Context - Donna Redman - Fri 6th Nov 2020
07/01/2021

This course was excellent. I attended via Zoom and it was great. Donna facilitated a lot of great conversations and had lots of advice for how to have hard conversations. This course was excellent. Donna made everyone feel comfortable to talk about their experiences and reasons for attending. There was a lot of great advice and strategies for how to have difficult conversations with students about mental health and suicide. -Catherine, Batemans Bay

Child and Youth Suicide Prevention in the School Context - Donna Redman - Fri 6th Nov 2020
07/01/2021

Excellent! Super engaging presenter and helpful strategies and resources.

Child and Youth Suicide Prevention in the School Context - Donna Redman - Fri 6th Nov 2020
07/01/2021

Excellent

Child and Youth Suicide Prevention in the School Context - Donna Redman - Fri 6th Nov 2020
07/01/2021

Fantastic course, extremely relevant and will definitely use the strategies outlined in the session

Child and Youth Suicide Prevention in the School Context - Donna Redman
by Amiee Keily on 10/10/2019

Knowledgeable. Clear, concise advice.

Child and Youth Suicide Prevention in the School Context - Donna Redman
10/10/2019

Useful information — presenter engaging and a lot of good information to take away.

Child and Youth Suicide Prevention in the School Context - Donna Redman
by Bree O'Donnell on 10/10/2019

Fantastic. One of the best training events I’ve been to. Real world relevancy.

Child and Youth Suicide Prevention in the School Context - Donna Redman
by Amelia Cassidy on 10/10/2019
Child and Youth Suicide Prevention in the School Context - Donna Redman
by Heidi Haybittle on 10/10/2019
Child and Youth Suicide Prevention in the School Context - Donna Redman
by mark holden on 10/10/2019

Exceptional resources and presentation!

Child and Youth Suicide Prevention in the School Context - Donna Redman
10/10/2019

Engaging and informative

Child and Youth Suicide Prevention in the School Context - Donna Redman
10/10/2019
Child and Youth Suicide Prevention in the School Context - Donna Redman
10/10/2019

Outstanding, informative and challenging course with practical application and hands on (as far as possible) examples/training.

Child and Youth Suicide Prevention in the School Context - Donna Redman
by Julie Burke on 10/10/2019

Thank you Donna for your informative and interesting presentation. I appreciate your warmth and how relaxed you made the day for us. I found it very practical and helpful.

Child and Youth Suicide Prevention in the School Context - Donna Redman
by Simone Edhouse on 10/10/2019

Very engaging.

Child and Youth Suicide Prevention in the School Context - Donna Redman
10/10/2019

Informative training which I feel has increased my confidence in this area and helping students through giving me resources and skills to do so.


About the team


Donna Redman

Creator

Donna is a writer, speaker, teacher trainer and secondary educator. She has expertise in student wellbeing, establishing effective school systems and positive strategies for youth suicide prevention.
In 2013 Donna was awarded the NSW Premier’s Anika Foundation Youth Depression Awareness Scholarship and examined strategies implemented globally for youth suicide prevention and she recognized the importance of proactively enhancing teacher confidence within the school context. Donna assisted in the planning of the Wollongong Diocesan Suicide Pre, Inter and Post-Vention Strategic Plan. Donna’s company Awaken Youth facilitates NESA Accredited 'Gatekeeper’ workshops for teachers as well as targeted suicide prevention training for parents and guardians of young people. Additionally, Donna is an accredited trainer with LivingWorks and delivers safeTALK suicide prevention training to senior students in secondary schools. In 2015 she presented at the Suicide Prevention Australia Conference on the topic ‘Teachers: the greatest untapped resource in youth suicide prevention.’ She is a member of the Macarthur Suicide Prevention Network committee and is employed as a Telephone Crisis Supporter for Lifeline. In 2017 Donna presented workshops nationally at the Positive Schools Conference titled: ‘Positive Strategies for the Prevention of Youth Suicide’. In 2018 she will be presenting in Sydney at the ProPsych Mental Health in Schools Conference on the topic ‘Child and Youth Suicide Prevention in the School Context’. Donna is also the author of the young adult novel Awakening Sebastian, which communicates a strong positive and preventative message regarding youth suicide.