Suicide First Aid

I am an accredited Suicide First Aid Trainer for SFA: The UK’s National Qualification in Suicide Prevention.

This course is about hope. It is a 1-day training solution teaching suicide intervention skills. The course has been accredited by City & Guilds of London. Upon satisfactory completion participants attain 6 credits at level 4.

Teaching the theory and practice of suicide intervention skills that can be applied in any professional or personal setting, captured in a one-day event accredited by City and Guilds of London. 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

SFAUSI is comprised of 4 parts, each approximately 90 minutes duration. The program teaches and practices the skills and knowledge needed to identify someone who may be thinking about suicide and competently intervene to help create suicide-safety as a first-aid approach.

  • Introduction to: the day; program; ourselves and suicide prevention

  • Stigma, Survivors of bereavement by suicide and the Hidden Toll

  • Suicide – the Ripple Effect

  • Suicide thoughts and suicide behavior

  • Intention of behaviour Versus Outcome of behaviour

  • Possible Causes of Suicide thoughts

  • Population-based approach to suicide prevention

  • Partnership working

  • “I’m really glad you’ve told me” audio visual

  • Meeting the needs of a person ‘letting you know’

  • Suicide-Safety Guide

  • Step 1 – Recognising suicide and Asking about suicide

  • Step 2 – Understanding options

  • Step 3 – Safeguarding suicide

  • Suicide-safety and self-care

  • The risk assessment approach?

  • Connecting after an intervention

  • Future learning

Methods of Delivery

SFAUSI is comprised of 4 parts, each approximately 90 minutes duration. The programme teaches and practices the skills and knowledge needed to identify someone who may be thinking about suicide and competently intervene to help create suicide-safety as a first aid approach.

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.

No previous experience or training is necessary. Participants will be asked to self- reflect and empathize with a person having thoughts of suicide.

Participants will gain 6 credit points at Level 4 by completing a workbook of tasks that are assessed against the set learning outcomes. This is the National Qualification in Suicide Prevention for the United Kingdom.

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