The session is helpful to understand how we can provide first aid and to have understanding on how to approach / handle conversation with someone who is having thoughts of suicide. It is even better if we have more videos to watch and more real life examples the tutor can share.
I think the course is well designed a d thought out. There are areas I feel need more depth, especially around case studies and perhaps not one size fits all. I can't fault the effort and knowledge of the trainer. Well done. Humble feedback
I have been a front line officers for years, dealing with mental health and suicide on a regular basis, on top of that I have been trained in mental health first aid. The objective of this course was to teach us to recognise signs of suicide and how to response, however I have been doing this for years. I have had numerous members of the public tell me they wish to end their life, I have talked people off bridges and been involved in numerous mental health incidents, I don't feel this course is appropriate for experienced police officers, as teaching us how to listen and talk to someone is pretty much what we do everyday. I feel this course would be perfect for new officers prior to deployment. The course content was good, the tutor was good, it just wasn't the right course for me.