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Youth Suicide Prevention
Code: PDP-250319
Price: AU$155.00
Member Price: AU$125.00
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Professional Development Workshop 

Youth Suicide Prevention
Jenny Furey Registered Psychologist working in Private Practice
Monday 25th March, 2019
Cirqit Health
6 T12/230 Blackshaws Road
Altona North, VIC 3025

10.00am to 3.00 pm (9.30am registration)

$155.00 Standard fee
$125.00 ADAVIC Member fee
Bookings limited to 30 professionals
Bookings close 15th March 2019 or when fully booked

Please note that a 25% administration fee applies for refunds requested before 
18th February 2019.  No refunds or credits will be issued after this date.


Suicide is a major public health concern which has affected thousands of Australians. The most recent 'causes of death' publication from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released on 26th September 2018 shows that 3,128 people died from suicide in 2017, which is a 9.1% increase over last year.

In 2017, suicide was ranked as the 13th leading cause of death in Australia, moving up from 15th position in 2016. Suicide was the leading cause of death among people aged 15 to 44 years. In those people aged 15-24, suicide accounted for 36% of deaths.

Adolescence and early adulthood is a time of constant physical and emotional change. It can be an extremely vulnerable period for those at risk of suicide and serious self-harm.

Suicide is a multi-layered and complex issue. Its prevention has been a debated topic for many years. This presentation will address the following areas:

•    Some of the myths and facts of suicide
•    Recent statistics about suicide
•    The differences between suicide and self-harming behaviours
•    Risk factors and protective factors in young people
•    Warning signs of suicidal behaviour
•    Who is at risk of suicide contagion
•    How to engage young people
•    What to do if you know someone feels suicidal
•    A model of crisis intervention
•    The role of schools in suicide prevention
•    Where to go for help

Target Audience

Teachers, practitioners, clinicians, case/social workers and other professionals working with youth.

Please note:

APS Members can accrue Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours by participating in CPD activities that they determine to be relevant to their individual professional skills, learning plans and goals. These may be self-initiated. CPD activities do not need to be endorsed by the APS.

About the Presenter

Jenny Furey has been a registered psychologist since 1996 and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society. She has worked with adolescents and their families as a school psychologist for many years. She has worked with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, school refusal, eating disorders, self-harm, suicide ideation, grief and loss, self-esteem and social skills deficits and chronic bullying. Jenny currently works in private practice and has a particular interest in anxiety disorders in both adults and adolescents. She also works with victims of crime and survivors of child sexual abuse. Jenny uses various modes of therapy in her counseling such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR). Jenny enjoys working with clients in exploring what is important to them and assisting them in taking steps to a more rich and meaningful life.

Additional Details:

All attendees will receive:

  • Presentation handouts
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Light refreshments provided

How to Book


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