Suicide First Aid: Understanding Suicide Intervention

This is the flagship one-day course on suicide intervention and understanding suicide intentions

Described as “the gold standard” in its field, this one-day course is the UK’s National Qualification in suicide prevention setting.

It is fully accredited by City & Guilds of London and is developed and delivered by the UK’s most-experienced suicide prevention educators.

Our Suicide First Aid course teaches the theory and practice of suicide intervention skills, which can be applied in any professional or personal setting, and is intended for anyone who seeks greater understanding and confidence to intervene with people at risk of suicide. 

Book, schedule and buy your training online.

Group bookings from £1,749 + VAT

What will you learn on this course?

  • How to identify someone who may be thinking about suicide
  • How to intervene using a first aid approach
  • Potential causes of suicide thoughts
  • Safeguarding techniques

Key topics

  • Stigma, survivors of bereavement by suicide and the hidden toll
  • Suicide – the ripple effect
  • Suicide thoughts and suicide behaviour
  • Intention of behaviour vs. outcome of behaviour
  • Possible causes of suicide thoughts
  • Population-based approach to suicide prevention
  • Partnership working
  • “I’m really glad you’ve told me” audio visual
  • Meeting the needs of a person “letting you know”
  • Suicide safety guide
  • Recognising suicide and asking about suicide
  • Understanding options and safeguarding suicide
  • Suicide safety and self-care
  • The risk assessment approach
  • Connecting after an intervention

Duration, delivery and cost

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: Six hours (four 90-minute sessions)
  • Online cost: £1,749 + VAT

  • Face-to-face delivery:
  • Group size: Up to 16 participants
  • Duration: Full day
  • Face-to-face cost: £1,999 + VAT

Our mental health training programmes are delivered by our sister organisation, Remploy, which specialises 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 of the training is delivered by a team of experienced consultants, who have extensive knowledge and a practical understanding of workplace issues.

The course has been developed by qualified training designers, in line with the Training Accreditation Programme methodology.