I found it very interesting, especially to hear everyone's own experiences, and eye opening to learn how many of us on the course had had direct or indirect experience of suicide. I found having steps and techniques to use in future conversations really helpful. Whilst we never know how we will respond in an emergency situation, having a set of steps to keep us on track and focus will be so useful. Thank you!
I found the course very clear and well delivered, however from a professional perspective there was too much focus on active listening, communication skills etc. that are central to the role I do as a social worker every day in numerous different scenarios- so less time spent on this would have held my interest more at this point - that said the course affirms the importance of these skills in suicide first aid