Assess and respond to individuals at risk of suicide (Release 1) (SUPERSEDED BY CHCCCS003)

Price: $499.00

Code: CHCCS521B



Unit Descriptor

This unit describes basic competencies required by community service workers to provide sensitive and effective intervention where risk of self-harm or suicide has been identified

The focus is on identifying and managing immediate suicide risk in the context of a supportive helping relationship that seeks to work collaboratively with the person at risk to achieve safe outcomes

Safe outcomes in this context include a clear safety plan for addressing any immediate danger to the person at risk or others, mobilising access to emergency medical help when needed and facilitating links with further care

The unit relates to managing imminent risk in ways which provide opportunity for more comprehensive assessment and the provision of further help


Application of the Unit

This unit may apply to people in formal helping roles in any community service context or where caregivers encounter persons at risk of suicide

The focus of this unit is to provide a comprehensive response to manage situations where risk of suicide may be indicated, noting that self-harm may itself result in death - intentional or unintentional

The skills and knowledge included here are to be applied to minimise risk in presenting situations and refer appropriately for ongoing support where required


Mapping Notes Date
Is superseded by CHCCCS003 - Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide This version was released in CHC Community Services Training Package release 2.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages. Significant change to the elements and performance criteria. New evidence requirements for assessment including volume and frequency requirements. Significant changes to knowledge evidence.  06/Aug/2015



Contains the following documents

  • New Assessment Criteria and Definitions (in MS Word Format)
  • New Evidence Document  (in MS Word Format)
  • Instructor Workbook/Guide (in MS Word Format)
  • Learner Workbook (in MS Word Format)
  • Learner Guide  (in MS Word Format)
  • New Improved Session Plan (in MS Word Format)
  • PowerPoint presentation
  • Assessment Matrix (Mapping Document)


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