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Understanding and Preventing Suicide Workshop - Westport

6.30pm - 9.30pm Wednesday 24th January 2018

New Zealand has one of the highest youth suicide rates in the Western World. Suicide is not inevitable and it can be prevented. The reasons why people end their lives are complex and can be associated with feelings of hopelessness/failure, terror from a panic attack, or experiencing psychosis.

This evidence based best practice workshop will take you through the latest research about suicide and provide practical tools to help to identify people who might be suicidal. We will also share ideas about how to help build resilience to reduce the risk of young people becoming suicidal.

Presented by Michael Hempseed, these workshops are a must for counsellors, teachers, youth/social workers, nurses, and ANYONE working with Youth!

For more information click here. To register click here.


Understanding and Responding to Self Harm and Suicide in Youth—A
Developmental Perspective

9.30am - 12.30pm Tuesday 13 February 2018, or
6.30pm - 9.30pm Tuesday 13 February 2018

Self-harm and suicide are major issues amongst young people. Both issues need to be taken extremely  seriously. There are a lot of myths about both topics that prevent many people from getting the help they need. This evidence based, best practice workshop will  empower you to help a young person who is  self-harming or suicidal.

For more information click here. To register for the morning session click here. To register for the evening session click here.


Young People and Technology

9.30am - 12.30pm Thursday 22nd February

Are you worried about a young person that never seems to take their eyes off a screen? Is it affecting their social life and school work? Do you know young people who become violent when someone tries to take away their device? Join us for a 3 hour workshop which will equip you to:

  • Understand the warning signs of problems starting to occur with screen time.
  • Understand the changes that occur in the brain as a result of too much screen time.
  • Understand how you can prevent problems.
  • Understand the challenges.
  • Discover supports that can be put in place for the family.
For more information click here. To register click here

Understanding Angry and Anxious Behaviour

9.30am - 3.30pm Tuesday 13 March 2018

Do you work with challenging, difficult or aggressive young people?
ne of the most difficult parts of working with young people is when they become angry or upset. Many professionals often encounter this behaviour but they don’t know what to do about it.

For more information click here, to register click here


HEADSS Workshop

9.30am - 12.30pm Tuesday 10 April 2018

  • Have you heard of this tool for working with young people?
  • Ever wondered what the letters stand for?
  • Have you had trouble communicating with young people? 

For more information or to register click here



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