UNISON Northern Ireland

Suicide & Self Harm – The Challenge for Front Line Staff (open to all)

Event Date: 
21 Jun 2018 - 10:00 to 12:30

UNISON Belfast

One of the most challenging issues for paramedic and emergency department staff is responding to individuals who have attempted suicide or supporting someone who has self harmed.  In this workshop Open University researchers Kerry Jones and Sharon Mallon will present findings in this area exploring the experience of patients, as well as the complex feelings that may be triggered among staff by such events, before concluding by discussing and the importance of self care.  This event is targeted at paramedics, emergency department staff, managers and HR professionals with a responsibility for duty of care.