Suicide First Aid Lite

Suicide First Aid Lite

(Delivered Virtually or face to face)

The Suicide First Aid Lite (currently only delivered virtually) is a 4 hour course giving 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.

Course content:

SFA Lite is comprised of 2 bitesize parts. The programme teaches the skills needed to identify someone who may be thinking about suicide and to pass the person onto a suicide first aider. The half day course offers learning outcomes that are knowledge based and factual. This training can be used as a stand-alone programme or as the first part of a journey to learn suicide prevention skills

Part 1

Part 2

Methods of delivery:

Taught over 4 hours using tutor facilitated socratic learning, tutor-led role- play, mini lectures, group work and audio-visual presentations. This is a has some interactive elements and is an emotionally engaging learning experience. Participants will be expected to have a working mic and camera for the workshop.

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 £50. NOTE, if you are accessing a fully funded place, failure to turn up or late cancellation will incur a charge. 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