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Responding to those Affected by Suicide​

Responding to those Affected by Suicide

Course information

This training course equips participants to implement key knowledge and skills when responding to people bereaved by suicide. The course aims to increase confidence using person-centred, compassionate and trauma informed responses as well as appropriate signposting.

The course has been designed in consultation with clinical experts, organisations ‘on the ground’ and people with lived experience, and mapped to core frameworks including NHS HEE UCL Self-harm & Suicide Prevention Competence Framework and NICE quality standards.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand effective and ineffective responses to individuals affected by suicide or suspected suicide.
  • Give examples of good practice in relation to responding to individuals affected by suicide or suspected suicide.
  • Identify ineffective practice and impact on people bereaved by suicide.
  • Describe ways practice could be improved.
  • Be able to respond appropriately to those affected by suicide or suspected suicide, using a collaborative, person-centred, trauma -informed and compassionate approach.
  • Be able to signpost those affected by suicide or suspected suicide.
  • Know how to ensure own wellbeing.
  • Describe ways of managing own well-being.
  • Create own wellbeing plan.


One day


Online or in-person

Group size

6 to 20 learners

Ideal for

This course is aimed at anyone likely to come into contact with people affected by suicide, such as those from community groups and third sector organisations or professional agencies. This can include first responders and crisis teams, coroners, funeral directors, and charity organisations.

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