Suicide First Aid Certification
There is evidence that even people with intensely suicidal thoughts are ambivalent about dying, but are so distressed that they cannot think of an alternative. Giving a person the opportunity to talk, the amount of distress can be reduced, often enough for them to want to keep themselves safe and increase their ability to engage with available support. The chances of someone who is thinking about suicide finding someone to talk to, and relieving the distress they are experiencing, increases if there are trained people in the community who are ready, willing and able to intervene.
Teaching the theory and practice of suicide intervention, skills that can be applied in any professional or personal setting. Learn from trained experts in a one-day event accredited by City and Guilds of London. This unique learning experience is delivered by the most experienced suicide prevention trainers. This course is for anyone who seeks greater understanding and confidence to intervene with people at risk of suicide.
The impact and value of personal and professional experience with suicide
Barriers that prevent people at risk seeking help
Prevalence of suicidal thoughts and suicidal behavior
The Signs of Suicide and the Suicide-Safety Guide
Partnership working and community resources
Methods of Delivery
Taught over 6 hours using tutor-facilitated Socratic learning, tutor-led role-play, mini-lectures, group work and audiovisual presentations. A highly interactive and emotionally engaging learning experience.
Suicide behavior; reasons and magnitude of the community health problem.
Role of the carer in managing suicide interventions; different roles with different people.
Understand the approach to 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
No previous experience or training is necessary. Participants will be asked to self-reflect and empathise with a person having thoughts of suicide.
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.