Understanding and Working with Suicidality


This workshop will cover a range of complex factors workers must consider when engaging with ‘at risk’ clients from refugee backgrounds.

Recognising the complex and diverse circumstances facing people from refugee and asylum seeking backgrounds, this workshop will explore a range of considerations and responses the practitioner requires to understand and effectively support people from refugee backgrounds who are at risk of suicide and self-harm.

Content includes
  • The global and local context of suicidality across communities from refugee backgrounds;
  • Reflecting on participants own beliefs and attitudes towards suicidality and how this may influence engagement with clients;
  • The diverse causes and presentations of self-harm and suicidality in the context of refugee experiences;
  • Risk assessment, decision making processes, referral and documentation; and
  • The impact of supporting ‘at risk’ clients, including practical strategies to encourage sustainable practice.

Suitable for

Practitioners including psychologists, social workers, counsellors, psychotherapists and therapeutic youth workers who are working with people from refugee backgrounds.


Participants will be expected to have completed either a Foundation House Introductory workshop, or Refugee and Asylum Seeking Experiences Online.

The online option is available free as a pre-requisite when you register for this workshop.


Standard Rate: $225 per person
Early Bird Rate: $205 per person (if you enrol on or before 13 Oct)
Note: Discount will apply at Checkout