Type of Entry: Training
Name: Kognito - At-Risk in Primary Care
Date added: 1 May 2020
Delivery type: Online
Owned by: Kognito (US)
Cost: Yes
Target audience: Healthcare professionals
Length of training

1 hour session

Level of training


  • Recognise signs of suicidality
  • Understand reasons behind thoughts of suicide
  • Engaging a person in crisis empathically
  • Offer emotional support
  • Recognise potential barriers to seeking help
  • Signpost to appropriate resources (help lines)
  • Understand societal and demographic risk factors for suicidality
  • Safeguard a person at immediate risk of crisis
  • Follow up on referral and safeguarding
  • Encourage and support mobilisation of carers and supporters mindful of consensus statement
  • Signpost to suitable self-care resources
Core elements

Learning objectives of this training:

  • Screen patients for depression and substance use using evidence-based tools 
  • Recognise risk factors and warning signs of substance use, depression, and suicidal ideation 
  • Conduct brief interventions using motivational interviewing techniques 
  • Engage in collaborative treatment planning with patients 
  • Coordinate referrals to treatment or follow-up care 
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The aim of the ZSA Resources is to introduce users to a range of existing and new resources with a connection to supporting people with their mental health, bring awareness to and help prevent incidences of suicide.  Even though the ZSA offer their own training, this resource is presented aside other training resources to enable the user to make an informed decision over its use.

For more information on ZSA Resources, please refer to ZSA Policies.

Content last updated: 19/10/2022.

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