Mental Health Awareness for Emergency Medicine: Suicide and Self-harm

Offered By

Royal College of General Practitioners

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Course Information

Target Audience
Course Structure

Why should I take this course?

This micro skills course from the Royal College of General Practitioners describes and discusses suicide and self-harm. It considers the motives around the behaviours. It identifies the psychological and demographic factors that are likely to be influential. It also explores management approaches and how to respond to individuals who have self-harmed or attempted suicide.

Are the programs accredited for continuous professional development (CPD) or continuing medical education (CME)?

Our courses have been developed and are delivered by Talisium's global network of content providers including universities and various professional bodies whose work underpins CPD for healthcare professionals.
Certificates of completion will be available and can be downloaded once a course has been completed. These can be used as evidence of learning for training and CPD purposes. You will need to check with your governing body about CPD standards and requirements.
Unless otherwise stated, certificates issued through Talisium are not qualifications of any formal assessment.

Do I need any prior qualifications or experience?

Our courses and programs have been designed to meet the needs of a broad range of trainees and qualified healthcare professionals. For most courses, we do not ask that you hold certain qualifications or meet certain criteria.
Some courses are aligned to specialist medical curricula so there is a certain level of medical knowledge required in these cases. On the whole, however, the courses and programs are accessible to a broad audience of learners.

Validate your learning

Each participant receives a certificate upon course completion.

What you can expect

A 30 minute eLearning course containing interactive content and activities. 

This course is ideal for

All health professionals.

Here is what you will cover in
this course

Describe some of the motives and reasons why a person may choose to self-injure or self-poison

Identify the key demographic and psychological factors that increase the risk of suicide, which should be explored within a psychosocial assessment

State a number of general principles that will improve the management of mental health patients within the emergency care setting

Explain what action may be needed if a patient wishes to leave the emergency care setting before medical treatment or before a psychosocial assessment has been undertaken