In this course, Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas summarises the development of the National Guidelines for Workplace Suicide Prevention (in the United States) and shows why the Guidelines’ eight guiding principles have been effective in reducing suicide and its impact in the workplace.
About this course
In this course, Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas (PsyD.; President, United Suicide Survivors International) makes a compelling case for why organisations should be actively developing a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention in the workplace. Differentiating between “upstream”, “midstream”, and “downstream” approaches, Dr. Spencer-Thomas identifies both protective and risk factors regarding workplace suicide. She discusses the development of the National Guidelines for Workplace Suicide Prevention and outlines what is involved in the eight guiding principles of the Guidelines. You get to see an example of a business which has cultivated a caring culture and hear about the effectiveness of peer alliances in preventing suicide.