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Suicide Prevention for Youth Workers

Suicide Prevention for Youth Workers

Course information

This engaging training course is especially designed to empower youth workers working in a range of settings, to increase their awareness and understanding of suicide, identify those who need support, and know how to support them.

Through activities, frameworks for intervention, videos, discussions, and practical scenarios, participants gain a deeper understanding of suicide prevention in the context of youth work, how best to support young people, and how to manage self-care.

Learning outcomes

  • Describe the context of suicide amongst young people.
  • Define suicide risk factors and protective factors in young people.
  • Describe the impact of social media on suicide risk.
  • Describe the role of youth work in suicide prevention.
  • Identify warning signs that a young person is having thoughts of suicide.
  • Understand a trauma informed response to a young person with thoughts of suicide.
  • Initiate a conversation about suicide with a young person.
  • Describe the impact of stigma on a young person having thoughts of suicide.
  • Identify barriers to seeking help and describe ways to overcome barriers to accessing support.
  • List appropriate sources of support for young people.
  • Describe how to use a safety plan with a young person.
  • Identify warning signs of deteriorating mental health in self.
  • Identify self-care strategies.
  • List sources of support for self.
  • State the importance of self-care


One day


Online and in-person

Group size

6 to 20 learners

Ideal for

Youth workers or other professionals working in clubs or activities that children and young people attend.

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

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