Suicide First Aid: Understanding Suicide Intervention (Virtually delivered)
The one day course (2 half days when delivered virtually) is 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
The impact and value of personal and professional experience with suicide
Barriers that prevent people at risk seeking help
Prevalence of suicide thoughts and suicide behaviours
The Signs of Suicide and the Suicide-Safety Guide
Partnership working and community resources
Method of delivery
Taught as two half-days virtually or a full-day when face to face, using tutor-facilitated Socratic learning, tutor-led role- play, mini lectures, group work and audio-visual presentations.
Understand Suicidal behaviour; reasons and magnitude of the community health problem
Understand the role of the carer in managing suicide interventions; different roles with different people
Understand approaches and process of suicide intervention including desired outcomes
Understand the importance of self-reflection and personal impact when working with suicide and people at risk
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
When are the sessions? And how can I register?
NEW DATES WILL BE ADDED SHORTLY