This micro-credential is designed to recognise the skills and knowledge required to develop knowledge and understanding of suicide prevention in an Aotearoa New Zealand context.
Graduates will be able to:
- Explain suicide and suicidal ideation in an Aotearoa New Zealand context.
- Recognise causes of suicide and the prevalence.
- Identify and explain the roles of natural, local and national supports.
- Follow procedures used in a local suicide prevention strategy.
- Identify and explain response types and approaches for a person experiencing
- Describe postvention roles and supporting the bereaved.
- Explain their own legal obligations and role boundaries.
- Appreciate the impacts of suicide on themselves and other support workers, and
approaches to self-care.
Learners need to be working in a relevant sector. Learners are also required to have reasonable computer literacy as micro-credential assessments are only offered online (via Aka Toi).
Learning and Assessment Resources
Online learning and assessments will be completed via Careerforce’s online learning platform, Aka Toi. Learning is also available via the Le Va Lifekeepers training programme.