This course teaches the theory and practice of suicide intervention skills that can be applied in any professional or personal setting. It gives learners the knowledge and tools to understand that suicide is one of the most preventable deaths and some basic skills can help someone with thoughts of suicide stay safe from their thoughts and stay alive.
Looking for a shorter Suicide First Aid course? View the Suicide First Aid Lite half day course.
Booking for large numbers of students? Have a look at on-site training options.
Who should attend?
This course is suitable for individuals who have a key role in contributing to suicide prevention and who form part of a network of support within the workplace or community. The course provides an understanding of the factors that may lead to suicidal behaviour and knowledge of the key components of suicide prevention.
Please be aware that this course focuses on employees in the workplace and covers subjects that some people may find distressing, including suicide and self-harm. If a learner feels overwhelmed they can leave the course at any time.
However, if you feel in advance that this subject may be too distressing for the delegate please do not book them on without first asking them whether they would feel comfortable attending. If the learner is unsure whether this topic is suitable for them, please encourage them to contact us to discuss their concerns. For support with your mental health, please contact Samaritans on 116 123, or NHS 111.
Delegates should be 18 years of age or older to attend this course.
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- Introduction to suicide prevention
- Stigma and survivors of berevement by suicide and the hidden toll
- Suicide thoughts and suicide behaviour
- Intention of behaviour versus outcome of behaviour
- Possible causes of suicide thoughts
- Suicide - the ripple effect
- Population-based approach to suicide prevention
- Partnership working
- Working with attitudes and values
- Meeting the needs of a person who is thinking about suicide
- Suicide Safety Guidance
- Recognising suicide and asking about suicide
- Understanding options
- Safeguarding suicide
- Suicide-safety and self-care
- The risk assessment approach
- Suicide and suicide gestures
- Future learning