The First Nations Health Directors Association and First Nations Health Authority are working together to coordinate a forum specifically for Health Directors on Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention: Hope, Help, and Healing.
This interactive learning session will be held April 14, 15, 16, 2015 at Harrison Hot Springs Resort in the Fraser-Salish region near Agassiz.
Learning and training objectives include:
- An overview of the Suicide PIP Toolkit “Hope, Help, and Healing” as informed through the community engagement process for Health Directors/Leads.
- Sharing of ideas and “wise practices” related to Suicide prevention, intervention and postvention
- Learning exercises and group activities related to the development of community supports (as options)
The Hope, Help, and Healing: A Toolkit for First Nations Communities to Prevent and Respond to Suicide publication is currently in production and aims to support community health leads and/or mental wellness leads in preparing for, learning about, and navigating the journey towards developing suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention plans through the creation of a community-level working group or committee, involving multi-sectoral partners, and gaining support from community leadership.
The toolkit aims to meet communities where they are at and support whichever planning priority is determined by the community. It is our hope that the promotion of coordinated planning initiatives can support efforts to enhance and strengthen cultural foundations of wellness, leading the way to positive mental wellness and coordinated response.
We raise our hands to all who have been involved in the development of this toolkit and hope you are able to join us for this important forum
Please register here https://www.regonline.ca/2015FNHDASuicidePIPTraining