Lower South News – October 2017

Lower South RC
Barbara McElligott
03 928 5122 or
027 501 0391

Self-Harm & Suicidal Behaviours Workshop

We are pleased to advise the Self-Harm & Suicidal Behaviours workshop has been updated and is being held in Invercargill next term on Wednesday 15 November 2017, from 9.30am -2.30pm. This will also include a two hour follow up session two weeks later on 29 November, where we will discuss the learning and implementation of strategies and see how people are getting on. Time still to be confirmed.

There are limited places available, so please register early to ensure you get a place. Registration is essential, please follow this link to register.

This five hour workshop is provided by specialists in suicide prevention from Clinical Advisory Services Aotearoa (CASA). By the end of this learning opportunity, caregivers will have a clearer understanding of how to identify and manage suicide risk in young people in their care.

It discusses the differences between self-harm and suicide and provides information about what you as a caregiver need to know about risk factors, protective factors and triggers for suicide, early warning signs of increased risk and what you can do (as a part of a team) to support a risk management plan. We will look at a range of tools for supporting the young person as well as focusing on communication with other important people involved in caring for this young person. This course has been specifically designed to meet the needs of caregivers of young people who have complex challenges including an increased risk of suicide and to provide resources that you can refer to in the future.

If you have any queries or would like assistance registering, please contact Christine on caregivertraining@nullfosteringkids.org.nz or call 0800 100 849.

Apprenticeships for the Care-Experienced

L’Oréal New Zealand and the New Zealand Hair & Beauty Industry Training Organisation (HITO) are offering ten scholarships for care experienced people within the beauty industry.

Each scholarship recipient will complete a Level 4 national qualification in barbering, beauty therapy, or hairdressing through a HITO apprenticeship.  The HITO Sales Training Advisors will support the scholarship recipients and their employers throughout their training.

To find out more and to apply click on this link.


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