Scroll to the bottom of this page to see tabs that can support your work with clients, targeting specific symptoms including sleep disturbance, promoting the benefits of exercise and overall wellbeing.
Using the download available for the Suicide Risk Minimisation Care Plan (SRMC), you can provide an immediate and short term strategy for your clients to manage suicidal ideation in the context of establishing a treating relationship and when the client feels acutely distressed at times between consultations.
Additional downloads freely available include;
Self Efficacy - Maximising treatment outcomes - Emphasising the importance of the client being active in their own treatment, discusses multidisciplinary approaches to treatment, "compliance" and the importance of doing homework. Self Efficacy aims at clients participating and being fully engaged in their own treatment managment and asking questions when they are unsure.
Exercise and the benefits of moving, providing education for clients to see the benefits of moving and why exercise is so important from an easy to understand neurological perspective. Depending on their starting level of activity, make suggestions that gradually increase the clients fitness or excercise level. Ensure that exercise is not emphasised as purely targeting physical health benefits but an overall benefit of emotional wellbeing.
How to Improve Your Sleep, a brochure challenging clients to adopt good sleep hygiene principles. Consider the sample routine SRAA have provided to work with your client on what kind of a routine they can put in place. It is strongly recommended that when implementing a structured sleep routine, that client understand the importance of perserverence in their efforts with results taking up to six weeks.
Wellbeing brochure, explains a wholistic approach to wellbeing which includes physical, spiritual, mental, emotional, behavioural and social factors. Use the brochure as a starting point to discuss where the client would like to see change in their life. Use therapeutic interventions such as CBT and ACT to engage your client discussing how they might be out of balance.
Responding to identified suicide risk is a framework against which non-practitioners and practitioners can work to support members of their family, community or workplace in times of high stress or crisis. Often practitioners working in private practice find it difficult to engage a broad approach to suicide risk management. This information is aimed at supporting those practitioners think more strategically about managing clients at risk.
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