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Breaking The Silence

Breaking The Silence

Course information

The first of its kind in the UK, this specialised, quality assured training resource is designed to help young people (aged 14+) identify and support peers who may be struggling, potentially vulnerable to thoughts of suicide, and to know when to flag up to an adult.

The training was co-produced and piloted with young people, academics, educators, child and adolescent mental health professionals and experts in the field of suicide prevention. The workshops are engaging and interactive, and include high-quality videos and effective learning strategies designed specifically for young people.

Young people will learn...

  • How to spot the warning signs that someone may be thinking about suicide (mood, talk, behaviour).
  • How to respond to a peer who is struggling with their mental health and thinking about suicide.
  • How to signpost a peer to further support and resources, and to know when to ask an adult for help. 


Two one-hour workshops


In-person only

Group size

Class of up to 30 learners

Ideal for

Young people aged 14+, including but is not restricted to those in school and college (KS4 and KS5), youth groups, sports groups for young people, and clubs and activity groups for young people e.g. scouts, gaming, youth clubs.

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