Suicide First Aid

Accredited Suicide First Aid Training 

SFA: The UK’s National Qualification in Suicide Prevention.

All of our training courses are presented by fully trained and accredited mental health professionals: psychotherapists, psychologists, who are members of leading industry bodies - BACP, BPS, UKCP - ensuring that the content is presented in a safe and professional manner. 

approach

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.

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 COurse overview 

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

COurse content

SFAUSI is a full day of training 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.

Part 1 – 09:30 to 11:00

  • 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

Part 2 – 11:15 to 12:45

  • Population-based approach to suicide prevention

  • Partnership working

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

Part 3 – 13:30 to 14:45

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

  • Suicide-Safety Guide

  • Step 1 – Recognising suicide and Asking about suicide

  • Step 2 – Understanding options

Part 4 – 15:00 to 16:30

  • Step 3 – Safeguarding suicide

  • Suicide-safety and self-care

  • The risk assessment approach?

  • Connecting after an intervention

  • Future learning

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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.

who should attend

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

accreditation

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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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.

1 in 20 of us will have thoughts of suicide in our lifetime so we need to talk about it and end the stigma which is the biggest barrier to people seeking support and recovering.

COurse content

A three hour suicide prevention awareness session course, teaching the theory and practice of suicide intervention skills that can be applied in any professional or personal setting.

  • 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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