Suicide First Aid: Understanding Suicide Intervention

The flagship one-day training course teaching suicide-intervention skills and understanding suicide intentions

The UK’s national qualification in suicide prevention, this course will enable employees to spot, understand and respond effectively to signs of suicide intentions.

It uses a variety of techniques to equip participants with skills and knowledge around suicide-intervention, creating an emotionally engaging learning experience.

  • Learn about suicide thoughts and behaviour
  • 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, 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
  • Population-based approach to suicide prevention and partnership working
  • Meeting the needs of a person “letting you know”
  • Recognising suicide, asking about suicide and understanding options
  • Safeguarding suicide, self-care and the risk assessment approach
  • Connecting after an intervention

"A good, interactive group. Participation was encouraged and I felt comfortable to contribute. The trainer’s knowledge was excellent, and it was very helpful to listen to his experiences." Dave, Wesleyan

Who this course is for

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

It could help managers or practitioners from the health, housing, social care, education and criminal justice sectors.
Alongside with call centre operators, private, voluntary and public sector workers and community groups or members.

Duration and delivery

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

Group bookings:

Online delivery:

  • Group size: Up to 16 participants
  • Duration: 6 hours (over 3 sessions)

Face-to-face delivery:

  • Group size: Up to 16 participants
  • Duration: Full 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.