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Suicide First Aid through Understanding Suicide Interventions (SFAUSI) 
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Why Suicide First Aid?

  • Prevent death - suicide is one of the most preventable deaths yet accounted for the loss of 6,859 lives in the UK and Republic of Ireland in 2018 (Samaritans, 2019)

  • Reduce costs - the current evidence suggests there is return on investment (ROI) for prevention and promotion interventions (Every Mind, 2020)

  • 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)

  • Demonstrate GOLD standard - Setting the “Gold Standard in Suicide Prevention Training” – Dr Paul Rogers 

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.


The Suicide First Aid through Understanding Suicide Intervention (SFAUSI) course gives learners the knowledge and tools to understand that suicide is one of the most preventable deaths. 


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.


Taught over 6 hours 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. The course has been accredited by City & Guilds of London.


Upon satisfactory completion participants attain 6 NQF credits at level 4.

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Course Content

 Part 1 

  • 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

  • Suicide –the Ripple Effect

  • Population - based approach to suicide prevention

  • Partnership working

  • Working with attitudes and values

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

Part 3

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

  • Suicide - Safety Guide

  • Step 1 –Recognising suicide and asking about suicide

  • Step 2 –Understanding options

Part 4

  • Step 3 –Safeguarding suicide

  • Suicide-safety and self-care

  • The risk assessment approach

  • Suicide and suicide gestures

  • Future learning

Guide Pricing

The following are guide prices only. 

This course can be tailored to specific requirements and the location of courses can vary therefore prices may fluctuate.

Please enquire for a customised quote or to book for individuals and small groups. Please note, open courses can only be run if the minimum delegate requirement is met.

In-House Course Price: £1424

This is a cost-effective way of training between 5 and 16 people in your own venue.


  • Course delivery

  • Trainer fee

  • Training resources & materials

  • Up to 16 spaces

  • Certificates of attendance/qualification

  • Flexible course dates

Excludes £85pp for City & Guilds accreditation

Open Course Price: £99 pp


  • Course delivery

  • Trainer fee

  • Training resources & materials

  • Venue

  • Lunch & Refreshments

  • Certificates of attendance

Excludes £85pp for City & Guilds accreditation

We regularly run training courses across the South East, please check public courses for upcoming courses.

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