Suicide First Aid Lite

Suicide First Aid Lite


This half-day course aims to equip you with the skills to have a conversation with someone who may be thinking about suicide and signpost them to appropriate help, using a first-aid approach.

You will receive a training manual and workbook at the beginning of the course, and on completion you will receive a certificate.

No previous experience or training is necessary. Participants will be asked to self-reflect and empathise with a person having thoughts of suicide.

Course Plan

This course is comprised of two sessions, each lasting approximately 90 minutes, followed by a further 30 minutes for group discussion/questions.

Session 1

  • Introduction to:
    • The session
    • Programme
    • Ourselves and suicide prevention
  • Stigma
  • Survivors of bereavement by suicide and the hidden toll
  • Suicidal thoughts and suicidal behaviour
  • Intention of behaviour versus outcome of behaviour
  • Possible causes of suicidal thoughts
  • Suicide – the ripple effect
  • “I’m really glad you told me” audio visual

Session 2

  • 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


Interesting and helpful. Much more inspiring and helpful than I'd expected.
Excellent course. Very well delivered. Insightful. Would recommend to others. Like handout having mixture of text and questions
Very informative and a great guide for how to support those who may thinking of suicide.
Excellent experience. Feel more able and skilled to deal with suicide.
[The trainer] is so knowledgeable and engaging and kept up a great environment for us to learn about such an important topic.
Thank you for making a topic I was dreading so manageable and relatable. Because you were real I feel I will be if I meet - and hopefully help - a suicidal person.
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This course requires a minimum of 8 participants to run, and has a maximum capacity of 16 participants.

Per Person £50
Group Rate (8-16 participants) £750

In addition, charges are added for Instructors’ travel expenses, accommodation and refreshments if outside West Essex, and any venue hire costs incurred.

More Information

This course is available face to face, or virtually.

To find out more about this course or to enquire about booking, please complete the form below:

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