Self-harm Assessment and Management for General Hospitals (SAMAGH) Programme in Ireland
Date: Wednesday 06th & Thursday 07th April 2022 (Also 24th & 25th February 2022 in Cork)
Venue: The Pillar Centre for Transformative Healthcare Centre, Mater Hospital, Dublin
Organiser: School of Public Health and National Suicide Research Foundation, University College Cork.
Professor Ella Arensman, Professor Eugene Cassidy, Dr. Ana-Maria Clarke.
CPD: Approved for 10.5 External Credits by CPsychI.
SAMAGH is an advanced training programme to improve the assessment, management, and support for self-harm patients, with a specific focus on high-risk self-harm and people engaging in frequent self-harm repetition.
SAMAGH includes a comprehensive E-learning and simulation training on biopsychosocial assessment and management for high-risk self-ham and major self-harm repeaters.
SAMAGH consists of two training components. The first part is an E-Learning programme, where through 8 comprehensive modules, participants will extend their knowledge of self-harm and suicide, focusing on delivering evidence-based treatments for all self-harm patients, but with a focus on the two previously mentioned high-risk groups. Participants will be invited to complete this E-learning programme one week before being invited to the face-to-face or virtual SAMAGH simulation training. The second part of the programme is a two-day face to face (or virtual) intensive training course, including simulation training in the UCC ASSERT Centre.
The SAMAGH training has been developed by Prof Ella Arensman and an interdisciplinary team.
SAMAGH has been CPD accredited by the Irish College of Psychiatrists and An Bord Altranais.
Pending COVID-19 related restrictions, the training will be delivered in person or in a virtual setting.
Who Can Register?
Clinical Nurse Specialists and/or Psychiatrists or other mental health professionals involved or linked to the National Clinical Programme for the Assessment and Management of Patients Presenting to Emergency Departments following Self-Harm.
Contact: Karen Mulcahy, School of Public Health and National Suicide Research Foundation, UCC, Cork.
SAMAGH programme is funded by HSE-National Office for Suicide Prevention & Health Research Board Ireland.