Learn about the safety plan: Mental Health and Substance Use – suicide risk management clinical decision support tool.

What’s happening? 

The Student Practice team would like to inform students and faculty instructors who are in Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU), Emergency, and Maternity Infant Child and Youth (MICY) placements about a Clinical Decision Support Tool (CDST) that may impact their practice.

  • Clinical decision support tool

  • Highlights

    The purpose of this form is to increase consistency and quality of suicide safety planning and reduce suicidal thoughts and behaviours.

  • Practice changes

    Adoption and use of new form.

  • Impacted programs and professions networks
    • All Health Care Providers in MHSU;
    • Health Care Providers in Emergency and MICY who are currently using safety plans for suicide risk.
  • Education and implementation
    • This form is being launched regionally in MHSU and in those Emergency and MICY areas that are currently using a safety plan to monitor suicide risk.
    • Clinical employees in MHSU are required to take the online course Safety Plans for Suicide Risk Management on the LearningHub.
  • Effect date

    September 12, 2018

Why is this important? 

To enhance individual safety, Fraser Health has created this form with the goal of preventing suicide and self-harm. 

How will this impact students and faculty instructors? 

Students and faculty instructors are expected to apply any necessary changes in their practice to ensure that patients, clients, and residents continue to receive safe and quality care. Students and faculty instructors can only access this CDST via FH Pulse when they are on a Fraser Health computer on a Fraser Health site.


Please contact the Student Practice team.

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