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Why 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

Course Overview

Teaching the theory and practice of suicide intervention skills that can be applied in any professional or personal setting, this programme is delivered over 3 hours as a suicide prevention awareness session. 


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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Course Content

Part 1 

  • Introduction to the session; programme, ourselves and suicide prevention

  • Stigma and 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

  • Suicide –the ripple effect

Part 2

  • ‘I’m really glad you told me’ audio visual

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

  • Suicide Safety Guide

  • Recognising and asking about suicide

  • Referring a person onto suicide first aiders

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 Training:

  • Classroom Course Price £1200

This is a cost-effective way of training between 5 and 20 people in your own venue.

  • Virtual Course Price £980 - Up to 15 learners per course


  • Course delivery

  • Trainer fee

  • Training resources & materials

  • Up to 16 spaces

  • Certificates of attendance

  • Flexible course dates

Open Course Training:

  • Classroom Course Price: £72 pp

  • Virtual Course Price £59 pp


  • Course delivery

  • Trainer fee

  • Training resources & materials

  • Venue

  • Refreshments 

  • Certificates of attendance

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


Suicide First Aid Lite

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