In just one day, you can learn how to help a child at risk of suicide become a child with hope for life

Children are not small adults. So why use approaches designed for adults to help a child? The ASK Workshop (currently only delivered virtually due to the pandemic) is the only suicide prevention workshop that specifically addresses suicide risk in children and gives participants developmentally appropriate strategies and tools to identify young children at risk of suicide and quickly gather and organise key details needed to assess risk and inform safety planning.

Without help, children thinking of suicide may become teens who act on those thoughts.

In just one day (2 half days when delivered remotely), we can teach you what to look for, how to respond, and what to do, that can make a life-saving difference for a child at risk of suicide. 

The ASK Workshop is a one-day (2 half days when delivered remotely), evidence-informed and highly interactive suicide prevention training.

Learn from informative video, mini-lectures, and  group discussions. Apply and practice as you learn with case studies and guided simulations. Leave with tools and templates you can integrate into your practice immediately.

What are the learning objectives?

Learning objectives The desired learning outcomes of The “ASK” WorkshopTM are that participants will:

• recognise how a child’s understandings of death and suicide may be implicated in risk

• become aware of the ways children at risk of suicide communicate their need for help

• recognise factors that may increase suicide risk and those that may mitigate it

• know how to work with both in order to formulate the basis of a plan for safety

• recognise the need to enlist the support of others to develop a plan for safety

• understand and be able to meet common challenges in working with parents to facilitate safety. Participants of The “ASK” WorkshopTM leave better equipped to reduce the risk of suicide and enlist help for young children

How is the course run?

Workshop process The “ASK” WorkshopTM successfully blends a variety of teaching and learning modalities including mini-lecture, Socratic dialogue, video, small group work, guided simulations, and case studies

You will be required to complete some self paced online study modules prior to the course start date. You will be contacted 7-10 days prior to the course start date with further information regarding this. This is a mandatory for you to participate in the course. Failure to complete this will result in you not being able attend the live session therefore in curing a failure to attend ‘DNA’ charge.

How to register? What are the future dates? How much does it cost?

The cost per course is £90.

There are currently limited number of places available at no cost to people working in the following Boroughs: City & Hackney, Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets & Waltham Forest. Click below dates to register your place:


Note, you must attend both days of the course. Failure to attend a funded place will incur a £90 charge.

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What previous attendees have said about the course

‘Excellent, excellent, excellent workshop! One of the most valuable courses I have taken in my career.’

‘The ASK Workshop has been well-received and we want to continue to provide this learning opportunity for our school division staff and community partners. It aligns well with other initiatives in our school division and we are excited to offer it to those invested in the lives of children and youth.’

‘This material is extremely well thought out and put together. It exceeded my expectations by far. Congratulations on putting together such a powerful, practical, accessible resource!’