Purpose

Teaching the theory and practice of suicide interventions skills that can be applied in any professional or personal setting, captured in a one-day event accredited by City and Guilds of London.  Ann is accredited by Suicide First Aid UK to deliver this unique learning experience, for anyone who seeks greater understanding and confidence to intervene with people at risk of suicide.

Content

SFAUSI is comprised of 4 parts, each 90 minutes duration.  The programme teaches and practices the skills and knowledge needed to identify someone who maybe thinking about suicide and to intervene competently to help create suicide-safety as a first aid approach.

What we cover:

Stigma, survivors and the Hidden Toll

Suicide thoughts and behaviour

Intervention of behaviour v. outcome of behaviour

Possible causes of suicide thoughts

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

Meeting the needs of a person who is thinking about suicide

Suicide Safety Guide

Suicide- safety and self-care

The risk assessment approach

Suicide and suicide gestures

Future learning

 

Style

Taught over 6 hours using tutor facilitated learning, tutor-led role- play, mini lectures, group work and audio-visual presentations. This is a highly interactive and emotionally engaging learning experience.

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 on participants to share personal experiences.

This can be delivered online or face-to-face.

Duration 1 day

Cost

Open course £150 + VAT per person

Closed course for companies / organisations £1500 + VAT for up to 16 people

(Corporate discounts are available, and Staffordshire businesses may be eligible for funding through the Skills Hub www.staffsskillshub.co.uk)

 

 

Suicide First Aid One-Day

Dates TBC

Looking forward to supporting NASC members with funded training for Mental Health First Aid.