Suicide Prevention


Every year in the UK, over 6,000 people die by suicide. Suicide Awareness gives you a greater understanding of the issues surrounding suicide in our country today. It describes the risks of suicide to different people and how to spot the warning signs that somebody may be thinking of ending their own life. It arms you with the knowledge and confidence to be able to help prevent suicide in adults, children and young people, by providing you with the practical tools to use when encountering someone who may be vulnerable.


Duration: 45 minutes

This course contains the following modules:

Module name Type Duration
Suicide Prevention - Risks and Awareness Online 00:15:00
Suicide Prevention - Adults Online 00:15:00
Suicide Prevention - Children and Young People Online 00:15:00


Suicide is an issue that can affect anybody so this course is for anyone in a public-facing role, whether they are working with known vulnerable people or not. It is for those in frontline health, community safety or other public-sector roles, relevant charities and third sector organisations, and the general public.


This course provides the learner with a basic understanding of suicide risks and risk prevention issues. It also increases the learner’s confidence to reduce suicide risk and signpost to support services / other sources of support appropriately.


This course has three modules – ‘Suicide Awareness – Risks and Warning Signs’, Suicide Prevention – Adults’, and Suicide Prevent – Children and Young People’.

With scenarios and questions it covers topics such as: why this is such an important issue; who is affected; how it is linked to mental health and wellbeing and the complexity or causes; how it affects adults, children and young people; self-harm and how that is related; adverse childhood experiences; how to listen and respond non-judgementally; an overview of safety planning; how to signpost; where to find appropriate services and resources.

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This course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.