SFAUSI - Suicide Prevention Course



A qualification programme, awarded by City & Guilds Institute, this is a 1-day course, teaching suicide intervention skills.

Upon satisfactory completion of a knowledge-based written assessment participants attain 6 NQF credits at level 4.

Course overview:

Teaching the theory and practice of suicide intervention skills that can be applied in any professional or personal setting, captured in a one-day event accredited by City and Guilds of London.

Course content:

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

Part 1 – 09:30 to 11:00

Stigma, 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


Part 2 – 11:15 to 12:45

Suicide – the Ripple Effect
Population-based approach to suicide prevention
Partnership working
Working with attitudes and values
"I’m Really Glad You Told Me” audio visual


Part 3 – 13:30 to 14:45

Meeting the needs of a person who is thinking about suicide
Suicide-Safety Guide
Step 1 – Recognising suicide and Asking about suicide
Step 2 – Understanding options


Part 4 – 15:00 to 16:30

Step 3 – Safeguarding suicide
Suicide-safety and self-care
The risk assessment approach
Future learning
Methods of delivery:


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

Pre-training requirement:

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

Who should attend?

Multi-sector practitioners including health, housing, social care, education, criminal justice, call centre operators, private, voluntary and public sector workers and community members.


Participants will gain 6 NQF credit points at Level 4 by completing a workbook of tasks that are assessed against the set learning outcomes.

Individual Delegate Fee:

Total Group Delivery Cost:
£1200 (maximum16 delegates per course)

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