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Making a Suicide Intervention

Aims and target audience

Making a Suicide Intervention will equip participants with the skills and confidence to intervene and engage a person at risk of suicide and keep them as safe as possible until specialist help or emergency services arrive.

Making a Suicide Intervention is a one day, facilitated course that can be delivered online (via Zoom or Teams) or in a classroom. This course is suitable for staff who work in a suicide-risk location – e.g. multi-storey car parks, Shopping centres, office blocks bridges or those who work on, or near, roads, railways and rivers and other waterways.

This course would also be highly beneficial to organisations looking to develop their suicide prevention strategies.

Learning outcomes

This course will help participants to:

  • Identify signs of someone at risk of suicide.
  • Think ‘safety first’ throughout an intervention.
  • Approach someone and initiate conversation.
  • Engage someone in conversation sensitively and effectively.
  • Encourage someone to move to a place of safety – if safe to do so.
  • Refer someone to the emergency and/or support services.

Delivery methods and styles

Interactive fully facilitated workshop with skills practice sessions.

Last Updated February 15, 2023

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