Suicide Awareness and Prevention Training

The training delivered is NOT Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST).

Why the need for suicide awareness and prevention training?

Put simply, it is life saving training. This training is designed to be educational and as a result the participants will understand more about the causes of suicide, the risk factors associated with it and the signs associated with suicidal intent. This increased awareness should help equip the individual with the knowledge needed to recognise a person in crisis and training in how to intervene, if such a situation arises, to make suicide prevention more likely.

Who is this training suitable for?

We all have a role to play in suicide prevention and so anyone over the age of 16 years is welcome to attend this training. Some organisations and groups that could benefit from this training include government agencies, schools, youth & community centres and local businesses.

Training is available 7 days (and evenings) per week and can be arranged to suit your organisation. To facilitate effective learning, this training is best delivered to small groups as this is more likely to result in an open discussion of some of the issues covered. As part of this training, attendees are encouraged to be active participants in their learning and not passive recipients of the information presented

Aims and objectives of the training

Participants who complete this training will gain a better understanding of:
• The stigma of suicide
• Risk factors associated with suicide
• Warning signs associated with suicide
• The myths surrounding suicide
• Suicide in Northern Ireland
• What YOU can do to help someone who may be suicidal