A half day for Clergy, Readers, RPAs, Volunteers, Counsellors and anyone involved in Pastoral Work.
Responding to someone who is saying they are suicidal, or who you think may be suicidal can leave you feeling anxious and unsure what to do, a life is at stake.
The aims of this session are to:
~To increase awareness of suicidal thoughts and feelings.
~To look at suicide risk.
~To explore how best to help those who are feeling suicidal.
The Revd. Andrew De Smet is the York Diocesan Coordinator and Adviser in Pastoral Care, an Anglican Priest, counsellor/psychotherapist, mediator and spiritual director with experience in training, and a former Samaritan volunteer.