Suicide First Aid Lite (Virtually delivered)

The Suicide First Aid Lite (delivered virtually) is a 4 hour course that empowers learners with 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.

SFA Lite is comprised of 2 bitesize sessions. 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.

Suicide First Aid Lite (Virtual) training 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.

Method of delivery

Taught over 4 hours using tutor facilitated socratic learning, tutor-led role play, mini lectures, group work and audio-visual presentations. Course has interactive elements and can be an emotionally engaging learning experience


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

Please note although places are funded for all who work and study in North East London, there will be a DNA charge of £50 enforced if you fail to attend following registration 

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