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
  • Make a formal referral to relevant agency
  • 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
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Learning Objectives
•    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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