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NEW Course – Suicide First Aid Through Understanding Suicide Intervention


We all take it for granted that there will be staff or volunteers qualified to provide ‘first aid’ in our workplaces and public buildings.  However, how many of those staff are trained to intervene if suicide first aid is required?

1 in 20 people have thoughts of suicide, so statistically we are more likely to come across someone having thoughts of suicide than we are having a heart attack.

Why therefore, would we not ensure there are representatives within organisations with the skills and confidence to help someone at risk of suicide and the knowledge to intervene?

Help is at hand

We have increased our course offering in the area of suicide awareness and can now come in-house to workplaces to deliver the UK’s only accredited course within this subject area.

Developed over many years by the National Centre for Suicide Prevention Training UK CIC, the course is externally moderated and used internationally.

The 1-day Suicide First Aid course is suitable for anyone and is designed to equip participants not just with a greater awareness, but with the skills to intervene.  It includes a simple 3-step approach to intervention to help the person with thoughts of suicide consider their options and stay safe.

The course is evidence-based and accredited by City and Guilds.  As such, attendance provides valuable continued professional development for many roles and successful completion of the course together with an optional knowledge-based assessment will result in 6 QCF credit points at level 4.

Our suicide prevention trainers offer vast experience and use a range of learning techniques to facilitate a highly interactive and emotionally engaged learning experience for participants.

Christine Clark, SFA trainer, explains,

“For many reasons workplaces who are proactive about offering comprehensive psychological support for their staff would like to have individuals who have these essential life-assisting skills punctuating the workforce.

Customers and clients can also present with concerning behaviours or link with an organisation using all types of correspondence and media.  Having staff who understand suicide and the power of effective timely intervention has now enhanced the ability of key individuals to respond appropriately.

I am really inspired by the number of different occupational settings who have recognised this CPD learning opportunity and the quality of the accreditation process.”

You can find full details about the Suicide First Aid Through Understanding Suicide Intervention training course here.

We can also deliver the half-day (3.5 hour) course SFA: Suicide First Aid Lite. This short course provides a first step in suicide prevention education and is the perfect solution for larger groups. It helps develop participants’ confidence to have a meaningful conversation with someone who is struggling and to be able to connect them to helpful resources.

If you would like to have an informal discussion about either course, please contact us now.

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