Suicide First Aid Lite

A half-day training solution, teaching suicide intervention skills

This convenient half-day course will equip employees to spot, understand and respond effectively to signs of suicide intentions.

It explores the potential causes of thoughts of suicide ideas and provides tools and knowledge to help someone with suicidal thoughts stay safe.

  • Explore the theory and practice of suicide prevention skills
  • Gain the appropriate tools to respond to those in suicide crisis
  • Can be applied in any professional or personal setting
  • Endorsed by the UK ‘Skills for Health’ framework


What will your managers learn? 

  • Stigma and survivors of bereavement by suicide and the hidden toll
  • Suicide – the ripple effect, suicide thoughts and suicide behaviour and possible causes
  • Intention of behaviour vs. outcome of behaviour
  • Suicide safety guidance
  • Recognising and asking about suicide
  • Referring a person to suicide first aiders

Who this course is for

Anyone who wants to understand the theory and practice of suicide-intervention skills.

It might be attended by managers or practitioners from the health, housing, social care, education and criminal justice sectors – along with call centre operators, private, voluntary and public sector workers and community groups or members.

Duration and delivery

We can deliver this course face-to-face or online, to suit your needs.

Group bookings:

Online delivery:

  • Group size: Up to 20 participants
  • Duration: 3 hours (over 2 sessions)

Face-to-face delivery:

  • Group size: Up to 20 participants
  • Duration: Half day

Our expert team have been delivering workplace training and consultancy to organisations from all sectors for over 75 years, helping to shape culture and inclusivity of workplaces across the UK. We specialise in helping both employers and employees to develop the knowledge, confidence and capacity to effectively support colleagues and individuals with a disability or health condition.

All our training is delivered by a team of experienced consultants, who have extensive knowledge and a practical understanding of workplace issues.