Providing education

Providing education building workforce capability and culture

Developing and delivering education is a fundamental component to ensuring the improvement project's success. Education and training will need to be delivered to a variety of stakeholder groups at numerous points throughout the project lifecycle. The purpose and content of the education will vary pending on the project stage (for example, testing a change idea versus implementation).

  • Zero Suicides Healthcare Training – Life in Mind
  • Transforming safety culture: Framework for Mental Health Services.

  • Collaborating with your team about what education is required for various stages of your project (you don't have to plan or conduct the whole education session by yourself)
  • Engaging your audience at the start/end of sessions with an interactive poll or pre/post quiz to check perception and changes in knowledge
  • Including a recent Suicide Prevention related patient story from your health service to build engagement
  • Inviting a well-respected local clinical champion to speak to the unit/ward where your improvement project is being conducted
  • Asking attendees to work on Suicide Prevention case studies
  • Aiming for short and frequent sessions to increase attendance – consider how those staff who work after hours or weekends will receive education
  • Collecting feedback following education sessions to enhance future sessions
  • Keeping a record of the attendance.