Teaching the theory and practice of suicide intervention skills that can be applied in any professional or personal setting, this programme is delivered over 3-4 hours as a suicide prevention awareness session.

The course is run by Changing Minds Training

Changing Minds Training

Why Suicide First Aid Lite?

Boost employee motivation & commitment – 60% of employees would feel more motivated in their employer took action to support mental health and well-being (Mind, 2013)

​Start your journey – This training can be used as a stand-alone programme or as the first part of a journey to learn suicide prevention skills

Increase confidence & reduce anxiety in dealing with suicide -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

Course Overview

Teaching the theory and practice of suicide intervention skills that can be applied in any professional or personal setting, this programme is delivered over 3-4 hours as a suicide prevention awareness session.

The programme teaches the skills needed to identify someone who may be thinking about suicide and to pass the person onto a suicide first aider.

Taught using tutor facilitated Socratic learning, tutor-led role-play, mini lectures, group work and audio-visual presentations.

This has some interactive elements and is an emotionally engaging learning experience.

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Course Duration (excluding breaks)

1/2 day

Maximum students per course

15

Minimum age

16

Individual Price

£59

Course Content

Part 1

  • ​​Introduction to the session; programme, ourselves and suicide prevention
  • Stigma and survivors of bereavement by suicide and the Hidden Toll
  • Suicide thoughts and suicide behaviour
  • Intention of behaviour versus outcome of behaviour
  • Possible causes of suicide thoughts
  • Suicide –the ripple effect

​Part 2

  • ‘I’m really glad you told me’ audio visual
  • Meeting the needs of a person who is thinking about suicide
  • Suicide Safety Guide
  • Recognising and asking about suicide
  • Referring a person onto suicide first aiders