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Surrey Suicide Prevention Training

We are delighted to offer a programme of Suicide First Aid training free to community sector organisations, with funding from the Surrey County Council Public Health Team. We have a number of upcoming course dates for learners and small groups, as well as the opportunity to schedule a course specifically for your team.

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In partnership with

Surrey County Council
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Suicide First Aid: Understanding Suicide Intervention

This training 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.

Your course is accredited by City & Guilds and offers an optional, self-funded Level 4 qualification. Your trainers will provide full details of how to enrol.

Who is this training for?

Recommended for anyone working closely with those at risk of suicide. No previous experience or training is necessary.

To be eligible for a place, you must currently be living or working in Surrey. We will require your address or proof of work upon registration.

Learning outcomes:

Suicide behaviour; reasons and magnitude of the community health problem.

  • Role of the carer in managing suicide interventions; different roles with different people
  • Understand approaches and process of suicide intervention including desired outcomes
  • Understand the importance of self-reflection and personal impact when working with suicide and people at risk

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. There is no expectation of participants to share their personal experiences.

Upcoming courses

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Surrey County Council Surrey Public Health Team have commissioned this programme of training courses to support their suicide prevention work across the county of Surrey.

To read more about the Surrey Suicide Prevention Partnership’s approach to reducing suicide, and their 2023 – 2026 suicide prevention strategy, visit the link below.

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Suicide Bereavement support If you or someone you know has been impacted by suicide there is help and support available. 

Rethink Mental Illness offer free support for people 18+ in Surrey who are bereaved by suicide – family, friends and people exposed to suicide e.g. witnesses, first responders, neighbours, colleagues and health and social care professionals.

About Grassroots Suicide Prevention

We have lived experience of suicide. We know what it is like to be in crisis. We understand the pressure of trying to keep someone safe and the complex emotions including guilt, shock, and intense grief after a suicide.

We empower people to help save lives from suicide through connecting, educating, and campaigning nationally.

Our training teaches the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to support those at risk of suicide.

We work with organisations across the UK to deliver our life-saving training in suicide prevention, mental health and self-harm.

Did you know 1 in 5 people will have suicidal thoughts at some point in their lives?

With your generosity, we can help people stay safe and provide the support they need in times of crisis