Suicide First Aid Understanding Suicide Intervention

Suicide First Aid Understanding Suicide Intervention

(Virtually delivered or face to face)

The one day course (currently delivered only virtually), which can also be delivered in 2 x 4 hours session virtually, is an interactive workshop 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. 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:

Methods of delivery:

Taught as a half-day or full-day session, using tutor-facilitated Socratic learning, tutor-led role- play, mini lectures, group work and audio-visual presentations. Participants will be expected to have a working mic and camera for the workshop.

Learning outcomes:

Pre-training requirement

No previous experience or training is necessary. Participants will be asked to self- reflect and empathise with a person having thoughts of suicide.

Who should attend?

Multi-sector practitioners including health, housing, social care, education, criminal justice, call centre operators, private, voluntary and public sector workers and community members

How to register?

Funding has been made available to make a limited number of places for staff working in North East London. Click on the dates below to book a place. You must use your work email address to register otherwise booking will be void. Standard cost for place is £90. Participants arriving more than 10 min after the advertised start time will not be admitted.

In house training?

If you are interested in training to be delivered at your workplace, please do get in touch with us via

Further information

Please note this course is emotionally tiring and can bring up personal feelings around loss, and previous thoughts of suicide. For further information please email