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Course Aim

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Together with The National Centre for Suicide Prevention Education and Training (NCSPET) we are delivering more Suicide First Aid training, accredited by City & Guilds to workplaces.  

Suicide First Aid Lite, is the UK’s national certification in suicide prevention. Empower your organisation to support your wider wellbeing approach by training your employees in Suicide First Aid.​ 


This half day course is for employees at all levels ​to build the foundation of suicide awareness, tackle stigma and build confidence to intervene with people at risk of suicide. 


This course is suitable for anyone looking to raise their awareness of suicide intervention and provides great additional learning for anyone who has completed a Mental Health Aware course.  

Impact of Training

With increasing cases of death by suicide across the UK, it is important that we learn how to spot the signs that someone may be considering dying by suicide.

This training gives participants the knowledge and tools to understand that suicide is one of the most-preventable deaths; Basic skills to help someone with thoughts of suicide to stay safe; knowledge of factors that could contribute to suicide thoughts; how to refer people in crisis towards help which could save their life.

Learners will gain: 

  • An understanding of how you would have a supportive conversation with someone who needs to stay safe from suicide​ 

  • An understanding of factors that contribute to suicide thoughts ​ 

  • Confidence to offer support to someone in distress or who may be experiencing suicide thoughts​ 

  • Knowledge of helpful and destigmatising language when talking about suicide 

Course Content

Session One:

  • Introduction to the session - suicide prevention ​ 

  • Stigma and survivors of bereavement by suicide and the hidden toll ​ 

  • Suicide thoughts and suicide behaviour ​ 

  • Intention vs outcome​ 

  • Possible causes of suicide thoughts ​ 

  • Suicide and the ripple effect

Session Two:

  • Supportive conversation ​ 

  • Suicide-safety guidance ​ 

  • Recognising and asking about suicide – seeking clarification ​ 

  • Listening to understand​ 

  • Referring a person for further support ​ 

  • What happens after the conversation​ 

  • Focus on self-care 


  • Online course structured across two sessions. Each session is 1hr 30min plus breaks

  • All course materials are digital

  • We limit numbers to 20 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn

  • Learning takes place through an instructor-led live session with group activities and discussions


All participants who complete the course will receive:

  • A certificate of attendance

  • Participants will receive a workbook (for virtual courses this is an online workbook) which will be used throughout the training session 

  • Self care reflection activities


The NCSPET value this course at £80 per person.

In-house courses are priced at £1200 for a maximum of 16 participants.

We offer subsidised rates for third sector organisations. Please don't hesitate to contact us to discuss further.


"Excellent course. I took so much from the training and I cannot wait to go on to do the full day. Holly is a professional and passionate trainer who has a talent to engage all learners in training that could be difficult for some. I felt excited and empowered following her course and I highly recommend this course and Holly as a tutor."

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