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Getting Further with Zero Suicide Consultation

We offer a tailored consultation package for systems already implementing the Zero Suicide framework, assisting in delving deeper by exploring the full spectrum of its seven elements or focusing on specific areas to enhance the suicide care provided by your organization.

Getting Further with Zero Suicide

Our Getting Further with Zero Suicide consultation package provides your system coaching to further your Zero Suicide implementation. For some systems, this could be reviewing fidelity and audit practices, or a review of practices being used to finance safer suicide care.  For others, the focus may be to further a sustainability plan or to reinvigorate motivation throughout the organization for the work to improve safer suicide care. In-person or online, we provide customized support tailored to meet your specific needs.

Process

As we begin our work with your team, we will first gain an understanding of what your system currently has in place and what your goals are for safer suicide care. We offer consultancy packages that can include regularly scheduled 60-minute sessions as well as more intensive full-day sessions, in-person or online. The number of sessions within a consultation package is determined by need.

The length and frequency of the consultation depend on your goals and timelines; we suggest you choose what best fits your team's needs. If you are a large system with multiple teams, we can offer to host a Community of Practice for up to 16 teams. Teams from one system may represent different departments, locations, or service lines. 

Once we collaboratively determine what your needs are, we will recommend a consultancy package to help you achieve your goals.

Topics

We will help your team determine a focus for your consultation package, selected from a variety of topics. Below are a few examples of topics and related areas, though we may identify others in our planning work with your team.

Leadership and Planning
  • Review of results from Organizational Self Studies and Workforce Surveys
  • Incorporating Zero Suicide into other initiatives 
Communication and Engagement
  • Strategic planning to scale and spread Zero Suicide throughout your system
  • Engaging community partners to extend Zero Suicide into your community
  • Furthering the integration of lived experience of suicide
Safer Suicide Care
  • Review of safer suicide care policies and care pathways 
  • Review of best practices and application within your system
  • Establishing discharge/transition of care protocols
Improvement
  • Support using structured quality improvement methods such as plan-do-study-act cycles to drive improvement efforts.
  • Developing Zero Suicide fidelity monitoring practices for your organization 
Training and Technical Assistance 
  • Reviewing staff wellness practices that are offered at the system level
  • Sustaining a Just Culture 
Sustainability 
  • Developing the story of your outcomes to share with stakeholders and funders
  • Exploring billing coding to finance safer suicide care practices
  • Creating an evaluation plan of your systems Zero Suicide implementation

Contact Us

Contact us to set up an initial call with our experts in Zero Suicide, so we can learn about your current efforts and goals.  As we learn about your system, we will guide you in determining topics and the number of sessions for your consultation package.  

You may book an initial meeting with Barb Gay on Calendly or reach out to our team at Solutions@edc.org