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Understand the Impact of Suicide

Understand the Impact of Suicide

Course information

This evidence-based course equips participants with the knowledge and understanding of a trauma-informed, compassionate response for those bereaved by suicide. The training includes: the impact of suicide, the importance of appropriate responses, and how those affected may be able to access effective support and/or resources.

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

  • Know the prevalence of suicide: numbers and rates of death by suicide, population groups affected.
  • Know the impact of suicide or suspected suicide (individuals, groups and the wider community).
  • Know the importance of appropriate responses.
  • The importance of help-seeking for those affected by suicide and give examples of sources of support.
  • Describe what is meant by trauma informed and compassionate responses.
  • Outline the role of organisations that may be involved when there is a suicide or suspected suicide.


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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