The workshops will equip participants with specific frameworks for dealing with immediate mental health needs and suicide prevention in remote healthcare and other settings (organisational management, human resources, health and safety).

Solution Focused Brief Interactions

Introduction to solution focused interactions, solution-focus as an alternative to problem-focus, taking a ‘not-knowing’ perspective as a means to engagement, co-constructing solutions with patients, looking for exceptions to problems, scaling progress, eliciting and amplifying strengths and gains, resilience building, ‘how to’ carry out a solution focused interview, video presentations of expert practice, simulated practice in a safe setting.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the principles underpinning solution focused interactions
  • Demonstrate their ability to conduct a brief solution focused interview
  • Explore the relationship between solution building and problem solving
  • Deliver solution focused interactions in their practice area


ASSIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)

Preparing the tone, norms, and expectations of the learning experience; Connecting participants to their own attitudes towards suicide, creating an understanding of the impact that attitudes can have on the intervention process; Understanding the intervention needs of a person at risk, providing participants with the knowledge and skills to recognize risk, and develop safe-plans to reduce the risk of suicide; Assisting effective suicide intervention, participants develop their skills through observation and supervised simulated experience in large and small groups; Networking information about resources in the wider community, promotes a commitment by participants to transform local resources into helping networks.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Reduce attitudinal barriers which hinder the ability to be direct and comfortable with suicidal situations
  • Dispel myths about suicide
  • Identify the indicators and assess suicidal risk
  • Intervene with a person at risk of suicide
  • Engage in efforts to build collaborative resource networks for suicidal people.


Further workshops and training opportunities are being developed in response to the unfolding needs of remote healthcare practitioners operating in diverse and challenging environments.  We are also happy to discuss bespoke training events designed by us with you to meet your specific training needs.

Contact Us

For more detailed information about Remote Healthcare at RGU please contact:

Steve Smith Senior Lecturer (Enterprise Fellow) +44 (0)1224 262631 steve.smith@rgu.ac.uk