Geraldine identifies the proactive role that embedded counselling and mental health services in further and higher education can play in supporting suicidal clients.

She examines the key issues to address when working in a multi-disciplinary team (MDT) including the expectations that come with different roles in a service with different professional identities, how to facilitate collaboration, exploring the impact of MDT working on confidentiality, and coordination between local providers and the relationship with the local health service.

Presenter profile

As the Head of Counselling at the University of Cambridge, Geraldine Dufour oversees the provision of psychological support for the collegiate university, leading a large team of counsellors, CBT therapists, mindfulness teachers and mental health advisers. She is the Chair of BACP Universities and Colleges division and a past Chair of the national group for Heads of University Counselling Services (HUCS).

Geraldine is a member on several national committees related to student mental health and wellbeing, a speaker at national conferences, and a contributor to research, professional journals and newspapers. She has taught on the MA in Counselling programmes at Leicester and Birmingham Universities.

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Working with suicide in multi-disciplinary teams (ppt 131 KB)

Working with suicide in multi-disciplinary teams (pdf 157 KB)

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