Prevention of Suicide and Self-harm. One Day Workshop

Saturday November 29th–10am to 4pm

South Court Hotel Limerick

This Workshop is experiential in nature, addressing the needs of people who are suicidal and engaging in deliberate self -harm. It will build confidence and assurance in responding to such issues as well as addressing the needs of the person responding.

Overview of Workshop:

  • Suicide in Ireland Today
  • Myths and Facts of Suicide and Self-harm
  • If someone tells you that they are suicidal, do you respond or react?
  • Where does confidentiality start and end?
  • How to spot the signs of suicide and assess the level of risk
  • The relationship between self-harm and suicide
  • What issues does it raise for you?
  • Appropriate and Inappropriate ways to respond to self-harm and suicide and the appropriate language to use.
  • How to respond to a suicide in the community
  • Information on the support Pieta House will provide and a referral pathway

This Workshop is suitable to Counsellors, Psychologists, Social Care workers and other allied professionals. Certificate provided and qualifies for 5 CPD points (IACP & IAHIP).

Presenter Bio: Cindy O’Connor, involved with Pieta House since it’s inception in 2006 holds the position of Chief Operations Officer. Cindy is a Professional Psychotherapist with an MA in Clinical Supervision and a former Clinical Director of Pieta House. With a background in Welfare Rights and having worked as a Therapist for over 13 years in both private practice and with Barnardos, Cindy has extensive experience in supporting a high risk client base. In addition Cindy regularly facilitates training workshops relating to Suicide and Self-Harm.Cost: €100* including lunch –as places are limited, *please note a non-refundable deposit of €50 is required. To book – please contact Pieta House Mid West on 061- 484444 or by email to

Workshops will also take place in the following venues

Pieta House Cork – Monday 1st December 10am-4pm email

 or call 021 4341400

Pieta House West – Thursday

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