SFA Suicide First-Aid through Understanding Suicide Intervention – City and Guilds of London Institute

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We are pleased to continue the launch of our exclusive 1-day training solution for suicide intervention skills, which has been developed in partnership with the International City & Guilds Approved Centre Suicide First Aid Accredited Unit of Learnings.  The course has been accredited by City & Guilds of London. Upon satisfactory completion participants attain 6 QCF credits at level 4.


Suicide Prevention in Trinidad and Tobago 2015 – launch of Understanding Suicide Intervention from Nick Barnes on Vimeo.

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:

  • The impact and value of personal and professional experience with suicide
  • Barriers that prevent people at risk seeking help
  • Prevalence of suicide thoughts and suicide behaviours
  • The Signs of Suicide and the Suicide-Safety Guide
  • Partnership working and community resources

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.

Learning outcomes:

– Suicide behaviour; reasons and magnitude of the community health problem.

– Role of the carer in managing suicide interventions; different roles with different people

– Understand approaches and process of suicide intervention including desired outcomes

– Understand the importance of self-reflection and personal impact when working with suicide and people at risk

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?

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.

Related courses:

Self-harm and Adults, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, Mental Health First Aid

To book email [email protected]

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