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Suicide First Aid: Understanding Suicide Intervention (2 x half days)

13 July 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday 8th & Thursday 9th June 2022, 1300 – 1700 (both days)

Wednesday 6th & Thursday 7th July 2022, 0930 – 1230 (both days)

Wednesday 13th & Thursday 14th July 2022, 1300 – 1700 (both days)

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The one day course (delivered across 2 half days virtually) is accredited by City & Guilds, making it the route to the UK’s only national qualification in Suicide Prevention. The programme is evidence-based, interactive, and covers both theory and practical skills. Training open to all staff working in North East London

Participants learn and practice the skills needed to identify someone who may be thinking about suicide, and to competently intervene to help create a safe plan, as a first aid approach.

Course content:

  • The impact and value of personal and professional experience with suicide
  • Barriers that prevent people at risk seeking help
  • Prevalence of suicide thoughts and suicide behaviours
  • The Signs of Suicide and the Suicide-Safety Guide
  • Partnership working and community resources

Methods of delivery

Taught as a full-day course, using tutor-facilitated Socratic learning, tutor-led role- play, mini lectures, group work and audio-visual presentations. Use of Camera and microphone is essential for quality and safety reasons, otherwise you will be asked to leave the session

Learning outcomes:

  • Suicide behaviour; reasons and magnitude of the community health problem.
  • Role of the carer in managing suicide interventions; different roles with different people
  • Understand approaches and process of suicide intervention including desired outcomes
  • Understand the importance of self-reflection and personal impact when working with suicide and people at risk


What previous attendees have feedback:

“Really informative and brilliant course that had clear steps in how to support anyone thinking about suicide”