Suicide first aid: understanding suicide intervention

Event Code
ASC/21/0307
Venue
Virtual Learning, .
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Grassroots Prevent-Suicide
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Event description
The Suicide First Aid through Understanding Suicide Intervention course gives learners the knowledge and tools to understand that suicide is one of the most preventable deaths and some basic skills can help someone with thoughts of suicide stay safe from their thoughts and stay alive.

Suicide First Aid teaches a practical framework for interventions to be used when working with clients and service users or members of the community. Delegates will be more aware of risk factors that might lead someone to experience suicidal thoughts, spot the signs that an individual is at risk and feel confident in their response.

No previous experience or training is necessary. Participants will be asked to self-reflect and empathise with a person having thoughts of suicide. There is no expectation of participants to share their personal experiences.

As any of us could, at any time, encounter a person having suicidal thoughts, this training is open to a wide variety of staff and volunteers working with adults, children and families. It is free at the point of access.
Training objectives

  • Provide understanding of suicide behaviour, reasons and magnitude of the community health problem

  • Examine the role of the carer in managing suicide interventions; different roles with different people

  • Teach approaches and processes of suicide intervention including desired outcomes

  • Provide space for discussion and practice of intervention skills

Learning outcomes

  • Understand and recognise the risk-factors and signs that someone might be at risk of suicide

  • Be able to competently intervent to create suicide safety as a first aid approach.

  • Have increased confidence and reduced anxiety in dealing with suicide

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

Additional Information
  • The course has been accredited by City & Guilds of London. Upon satisfactory completion participants attain 6 NQF credits at level 4. There is a further additional qualification costing £85 per learner (optional and extra to subsidised place)
Enquiries
Start Date
Wednesday 12 May 2021
End Date
Wednesday 12 May 2021
Closing Date
Wednesday 5 May 2021
Times
09:00 - 17:00
Maximum Places
16 
Cost
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Number of Sessions
1

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