Suicide First Aid

Everyone can play a role in suicide prevention.

Even a short conversation with someone can sometimes be enough to make the difference between life and death for them. Suicide First Aid training provides learners with the knowledge, skills and most importantly the confidence to intervene with people at risk of suicide. We offer physical face to face accredited LivingWorks training – ASIST, SafeTALK & SuicideTALK. We also offer digital classroom delivery of Understanding Suicide Prevention training, accredited by the City & Guilds London.

Read on for more information and to book your place on Suicide First Aid training:

 

Suicide First Aid - Physical Classroom

ASIST

(Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)

Please note: that this is a 2 day training course.

ASIST teaches verbal First Aid skills to anyone who may come into contact with a person having thoughts of suicide. It gives an introduction to the most widely used Suicide Intervention Model in the world, a model which is applicable in all situations requiring help.

After taking ASIST, you will be better able to:

  • Be suicide alert - identify people who have thoughts of suicide
  • Understand the reasons behind thoughts of suicide and the reasons for living
  • Recognise invitations for help
  • Recognise potential barriers of seeking help
  • Assess risk and safety - develop a plan to increase the safety of the person at risk of suicide
  • Offer support – recognise other important aspects of suicide prevention including life-promotion and self-care
  • Effectively apply a suicide intervention model
  • Link people with community resources

Cost: £25 - Non Refundable (Please note a slight price increase to £27 from April 1, 2022)

The only cost to the delegate is the non-refundable fee of £25 to cover the cost for resources.  

This training, usually £300 per delegate has been fully funded by Public Health England & Cornwall Council for anyone who lives or works in Cornwall.

Time: Day 1 - 08.45 - 17.00 / Day 2 - 09.00 - 16.30

Please note: This training is for people who live and/or work in Cornwall only.

Please be aware that due to the sensitive nature of this course, people that have had recent and/or personal experience of suicide may find some aspects upsetting. Therefore we would not recommend that you attend at this time. Please contact us to discuss any queries.

Emails will be sent from an automated email account. Please check your junk folder.

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Suicide First Aid - Digital Classroom

Understanding Suicide Intervention

Please note: this is a one day training course delivered via a digital classroom over two half days OR four ninety minute sessions over four days.

SFA: Suicide First Aid training is underpinned by three core beliefs:

  • Most people thinking about suicide do not want their lives to end, they want the pain to stop
  • Most people thinking about suicide let others know, consciously or unconsciously. Therefore...
  • Suicide has to be one of the most preventable deaths

Course overview:

Teaching the theory and practice of suicide intervention skills that can be applied in any professional or personal setting, captured in a two-day event accredited by City & Guilds of London. Our trainers deliver this unique learning experience: for anyone who seeks greater understanding and confidence to intervene with people at risk of suicide.

The Suicide First Aid through Understanding Suicide Intervention (SFAUSI) course gives learners 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.

Cost: £15 Non Refundable

This training, usually £150 per delegate has been partly funded by Public Health England & Cornwall Council for anyone who lives or works in Cornwall & Isles of Scilly. 

The only charge to the delegate is a non-refundable cost of £15 unless delegates opt to pay an additional £85 to gain the Level 4 City & Guilds qualification on completion of this course.  For more information regarding the Level 4 City & Guilds qualification please click here

Please note: This training is for people who live and/or work in Cornwall & Isles of Scilly only.
Please be aware that due to the sensitive nature of this course, people that have had recent and/or personal experience of suicide may find some aspects upsetting. Therefore we would not recommend that you attend at this time. Please contact us to discuss any queries.

Emails will be sent from an automated email account. Please check your 'junk' folder.

Click here to book your place

 

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safeTALK

safeTALK-trained helpers are an important part of suicide-safer communities, working alongside intervention resources to identify and avert suicide risks.

Over the course of their training, safeTALK participants will learn to:

  • Notice and respond to situations where suicide thoughts might be present
  • Recognise that invitations for help are often overlooked
  • Move beyond the common tendency to miss, dismiss, and avoid suicide
  • Apply the TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe
  • Know community resources and how to connect someone with thoughts of suicide to them for further help.


Cost: £10 Non Refundable (Please note a slight price increase to £11 from April 1, 2022)

Time: 10.00 - 13.30

Please be aware that due to the sensitive nature of this course, people that have had recent and/or personal experience of suicide may find some aspects upsetting. Therefore we would not recommend that you attend at this time. Please contact us to discuss any queries.

Click here to book safeTALK

 

suicideTALK

The suicideTALK presentation invites everyone—regardless of prior training or experience—to become more aware of suicide prevention opportunities in their community.

Dealing openly with the stigma around suicide, this exploration focuses upon the question "Should we talk about suicide?" By looking at this question in a number of different ways, participants can discover some of the beliefs and ideas about suicide in their communities—and in themselves.

Cost: Free

Time: 90 minutes

Click here to book suicideTALK