An Introduction to Suicide Prevention

60 minutes

An Introduction to Suicide Prevention invites participants to increase their awareness of the prevalence of suicide, and to learn top tips about how to help a person who is thinking about suicide.

Course content

This short session is designed for individuals who have not attended a suicide prevention related talk or course, and who wish to understand some basic yet important information about suicide in order to be more aware, alert and informed as to how to help.

Participants learn

  • How suicide is a serious community health problem
  • What steps we can take to help prevent suicide
  • Who can help

Course structure

Participants will learn through:

  • Mini lectures
  • Group discussion about myths or facts relating to suicide (not personal experiences)

Following the course

Participants will have an increased understanding of why suicide prevention is everybody’s business, and an awareness of what they can do to help those in need as well as the further support available.

Further information, pricing & availability

Please contact us to discuss how our training can best help you and to find out more about this and other courses.

A man and a woman talk while sat at the bar in a coffee shop window. Suicide prevention and talk about suicide thoughts can happen anywhere including public spaces

Testimonials & Feedback

I had no idea how common suicide and thoughts of suicide were. The training was delivered really sensitively with this in mind, and I’m looking forward to implementing some of the ideas we talked about to make this no longer a taboo subject.

An Introduction to Suicide Prevention participant

The talk was delivered in a safe and sensitive way. i wasn’t sure what would be involved but Alice put us at ease and made sure we knew we didn’t have to do or say anything we didn’t want to, and we could leave at any point. I was shocked by the statistics and it’s inspired me to want to do more to help others at work.

An Introduction to Suicide Prevention participant

Helped de-bunk myths like talking about suicide can make people want to do it. I knew this already but having an external speaker come in to explain this to my colleagues who weren’t sure will really help them and hopefully we will now talk about it more.

An Introduction to Suicide Prevention participant

Help and Support with Thoughts of Suicide

If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, there are a number of helplines you can contact including:

HOPELineUK : 0800 068 4141

Shout Crisis Text service : Text 85258

Samaritans 116123

Visit our Help and Advice page for more information and support.

Associated Courses

Suicide alert symbol.

2 days

This two-day course will prepare you to present the LivingWorks safeTALK workshop. You’ll begin by experiencing LivingWorks safeTALK during the first half-day, then you’ll learn how to bring the training to life.

An outline of 5 people.
Responding to Suicide Risk in the Workplace

1 day

Find out how to better support and your colleagues: What to look out for, how to intervene, keeping safe whilst providing support, what to do if a colleague takes their own life and more…

Green apple icon
An Introduction to Wellbeing

60 minutes

A practical session providing participants with multiple opportunities to learn and practice wellbeing strategies and feel the effects immediately.

Share on LinkedIn