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Legal & Ethical Aspects to Suicide Risk Assessment and Management

Legal & Ethical Aspects to Suicide Risk Assessment and Management

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Next intake 15th October 2021. Upgrade includes live sessions 1pm-2.30pm (AEST); 10th November 2021; 24th November 2021; 1st December 2021.

There are 2 learning options, depending on your time and learning needs.

$399 – 100% Self Paced online training – access any time and on-demand

$799 – Self Paced with 4 live webinar sessions for skills development/live policy, procedure & technical reviews
(4 x 90 minute, small groups, set dates/intake times)

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Course Information

Is this Workshop for You?

Are you are a mental health practitioner who encounters clients experiencing suicide ideation? Are you a Supervisor or Leader working in mental health, wondering whether you are providing sound guidance to your staff? Understanding your legal and ethical obligations when working with clients experiencing suicidality is a necessity.

As a professional, you must be able to reasonably assess a client’s risk for suicide, navigate your responsibilities and take whatever steps are ethically appropriate to prevent their harm.

You are accountable for your decisions, whereby this training supports you in recognising, formulating and collaborating for better client outcomes, while also supporting your career development.


Learn at your own pace, with activities to complete in your own time, over six weeks. Includes 1.5 hour live Q&A sessions, plus 24/7 access to discussion forums where you can pose questions, offer insights and build your knowledge.

Commencement Dates:

Live sessions commencing November 2021; following intake commencing January 2022 dates TBC, AEST

Times or days don't suit you? Let us know here.

Content Inclusions

This training includes evaluation of assessment practice, documentation, referral and management practices, and recognition of occupation-based risks*.

Specific focus areas include:

  • Language use and impacts on the practitioner and client
  • Informed consent and capacity to consent
  • Limits to confidentiality
  • Legal obligations in detecting and responding to suicidal clients
  • Practitioner ethical responsibilities, as well as decision making under pressure (case studies)
  • Essential aspects of documentation, communication and collaboration
  • Reviews of practitioner’s actions using the findings of coroners inquests
  • Selection of screening and assessment tools – what stacks up?
  • Suicide Safety Planning and Intervention planning

Follow-up or stand-alone consultation services are available. Complement your training with a professional review of your systems, procedures, and environment.


  • “All health practitioners should complete this. (It is) core training!” (Psychologist/Field Educator)
  • (It was) “A difficult topic that was made engaging – very impressive and I will be highly recommending (the workshop)” (Psychologist)

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100% self-paced, online, 100% self paced, online plus 4 x 90 minute live sessions

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