Suicide Prevention Training July 2023
Suicide Prevention the traffic light system of survival., 24th to 28th of July 2023 10 am till 4 pm a 5 day course for Therapists.
MJ Maher was born in Chivhumudohara a small town just outside of Harare in Zimbabwe she obtained her teacher training certificate at Mutare Teachers college and taught for seven years at a government school. She also worked for the Ministry of Education, until she left teaching to be an educational editor for Zimbabwe publishing house.
In 1988 MJ came to the United Kingdom and trained as a mental health nurse. She subsequently trained as a group analyst and has extensive experience, 28 years of working with suicidal people within the National Health Service. MJ has worked as a psychiatric nurse in the NHS, as a group psychotherapist in various NHS settings, in acute admission wards, secure units, drug and alcohol rehabilitation units and a national personality disorder therapeutic Community Hospital and resource centre where she has also facilitated therapy groups.
She's worked as a community psychiatric nurse and has worked with suicidal clients who did not have a mental health diagnosis in her private practise.
MJ’s eldest son Bryan took his own life on March the 6th 2020 he was one of the 5224 to die by suicide in 2020. MJ could not save her son but is passionate about helping people to avoid the same distress that her family went through. She has created a programme of suicide prevention called B.R.Y.A.N demystifying suicide, to honour her son Bryan.
B.R.Y.A.N demystifying suicide is a training programme of suicide prevention that enables therapists to use the traffic light system of survival framework within their therapeutic practice.
Suicide prevention training, the traffic like system is designed for professionals who work with suicidal people, for example psychiatric and medical professionals, social workers, psychologists, clinical hypnotherapists, and mental wellbeing practitioners.
This course is for professionals who work with people who may self-harm, flirt with suicidal thoughts and behaviour as an option when they feel they cannot cope with emotions such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks triggered by life events, ill health, other losses and challenges.
This course is for professionals who work with family members, friends and colleagues who lost someone to suicide and are struggling with difficult feelings for example, guilt helplessness, desperation, anxiety, panic attack, loneliness and any newly developed phobias.
Mostly this course is for therapists who want to prepare themselves to assist clients who are experiencing suicidal ideation and are self-harming.