Suicide First Aid Youth
We know you are seeing it
In 2018, 1866 young people under the age of 35 took their own lives*
Over 200 school children are lost to suicide every year*
If you are seeing a rise in thoughts of suicide with the young people you support then this course will teach you the skills to be able to provide Suicide First Aid.
The course will help you understand that suicide is one of the most preventable deaths and that some basic skills can help someone with thoughts of suicide stay safe from their thoughts and stay alive.
What you'll learn
Teaching the theory and practice of suicide intervention skills that can be applied in any professional or personal setting, this programme is delivered as a suicide prevention awareness session.
We use only the most experienced suicide prevention trainers to deliver this unique learning experience: for anyone who seeks greater understanding and confidence to intervene with people at risk of suicide.
The course gives you the knowledge and tools to understand that suicide is one of the most preventable deaths
Basic skills can help someone with thoughts of suicide stay safe from their thoughts and stay alive.
The programme teaches the skills needed to identify someone who may be thinking about suicide
Part 1 – 90 minutes
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 – 90 minutes
‘I’m really glad you told me’ audio visual
Suicide Safety Guidance
Recognising and asking about suicide
Referring a person onto suicide first aiders
This training can be used as a stand-alone programme or as the first part of a journey to learn suicide prevention skills.
The one-day programme Suicide First Aid through Understanding Suicide Interventions is a City & Guilds qualification programme and the next step for people wanting a more in-depth practice-based approach to the learning.
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.
Who I am
I am Esther Durrant, an Integrative counsellor, undertaking an MSC in children and young people's emotional wellbeing
I am an associate trainer for the National Centre for Suicide Prevention and Training.
I have worked with young people in residential care and at Childline and have seen first hand that talking openly can be both life changing and life saving.
This course is available as in-house training for up to 25 people
£1200 (Inc VAT)