Course overview:

Teaching the theory of suicide intervention skills that can be applied in any professional or personal setting, captured in a 3.5-hour event. We use only the most experienced suicide prevention trainers to 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 Lite with Young People gives learners the knowledge on how to have a caring conversation that could save a life.

Learners can go on to complete the 1 Day programme: Suicide First Aid through Understanding Suicide Intervention (SFAUSI) with Young People course which 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. This course is accredited through City and Guilds.

Course content:

SFAUSI YP is comprised of 2 parts, approximately each 90 minutes duration. The programme teaches the knowledge needed to identify a young person who may be thinking about suicide and competently intervene to help create suicide-safety and support with coping, as a first aid approach.

Evidence Base:

Two independent evaluations in 2016 and 2017 by Dr Paul Rogers demonstrated significant statistical change in 14 of 19 measures. Increased confidence and reduced anxiety in dealing with suicide, were among the leading outcomes.

Methods of delivery:

Taught over 3.5 hours using tutor facilitated Socratic learning, tutor-led role- play, mini lectures, group work and audio-visual presentations. This is a highly interactive and emotionally engaging learning experience.

Pre-training requirement:

No previous experience or training is necessary. Participants will be asked to self- reflect and empathise with a person having thoughts of suicide. There is no expectation on participants to share personal experiences.

Who should attend?

Multi-sector managers and practitioners including health, housing, social care, education, criminal justice, call centre operators, private, voluntary and public sector workers and community groups or members.

Accreditation – Not offered with this course

Participants cannot access the qualification through the Lite programme as it does not meet City and Guilds learning hours requirements. However, if participants would like to complete the qualification, they can attend a Suicide First Aid: Understanding Suicide Intervention 1 Day programme.

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