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 Institute. 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 who may be thinking of suicide.
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.
Part 1 – 09:30 to 11:00
Introduction to: the day; programme; ourselves and suicide prevention
Stigma, 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
Part 2 – 11:15 to 12:45
Suicide – the Ripple Effect
Population-based approach to suicide prevention
“I’m Really Glad You Told Me” audio visual
Part 3 – 13:30 to 14:45
Meeting the needs of a person who is thinking about suicide
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
Methods of delivery:
Taught over 6 hours using tutor facilitated Socratic learning, tutor-led role-play, mini lectures, group work and audiovisual presentations. This is a highly interactive and emotionally engaging learning experience.
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?
Multi-sector practitioners including health, housing, social care, education, criminal justice, call centre operators, private, voluntary and public sector workers and community members.
Participants will gain 6 QCF credit points at Level 4 by completing a workbook of tasks that are assessed against the set learning outcomes.
Self-harm and Adults, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, Mental Health First Aid