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For Young People

Course Aim

Suicide is the leading cause of death for those aged 5-19.

In an average group of 30 15-year-olds:

  • Seven are likely to have been bullied

  • Six may be self-harming

  • One could have experienced the death of a parent

It’s clear that young people are not getting the support they need. Key figures in a young person’s life – parents, family members, teachers, tutors, carers, youth workers – can often spot when a young person is struggling but may not know how best to help.

​The Suicide First Aid Lite with Young People gives learners the knowledge on how to have a caring conversation that could save a life.

Working together to support positive mental health and wellbeing and ultimately prevent suicide.

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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.

Course Content

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.


  • Introduction to the day, the programme and suicide prevention

  • Stigma 

  • Survivors of bereavement by suicide and the Hidden Toll

  • Suicide – the Ripple Effect

  • Suicide thoughts and suicide behaviour

  • Intention of behaviour Versus Outcome of behaviour

  • Possible Causes of Suicide thoughts 

  • “I’m so glad you told me” audio visual – Young People

  • Meeting the needs of a young person who is thinking about suicide

  • Suicide-Safety Guide including our 3-step approach to having a caring conversation about suicide with young people.


  • This course can be delivered face-to-face or virtually

  • SFA Lite is comprised of 2 parts, each 90 minutes long, followed by a further 30 minutes for group discussion/questions

  • Learning is delivered 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. 

  • A highly experienced suicide first aid trainer delivers this training course in a safe and supportive environment

  • Delegates do not require any previous experience or training

  • During the course, they 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


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 20 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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