The impact of suicide can affect everyone in the community because every life lost represents someone's child, partner, parent, family member, friend, neighbour or colleague.
Across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland everyone can make a valuable contribution to help prevent suicide.
We deliver simple but effective training sessions to help people examine their own attitudes; spot common risk factors and warning signs; and learn simple steps to help people in distress or affected by suicide.
Our sessions are an easy way to ensure that you are more aware and prepared to act.
Our suicide awareness training sessions are suitable for professionals, volunteers and interested members of the community. By the end of the session attendees will have improved awareness of suicide and a clear understanding of the steps they can take to help someone in distress.
Our bespoke sessions last between 2 and 4 hours and cover:
- General information about suicide
- Myths and common views about suicide
- Common risk factors and suicidal behaviours
- Simple steps to appropriately help those in distress
- Useful resources and other sources of information and support
For details of our upcoming sessions or if you are interested in booking a session for your organisation, business or group, please get in touch with a member of our team.
"The session helped me to understand that just listening can be enough to support someone who is distressed and that I don't need to have all the answers"
"This training has benefitted me in my personal and professional life. I now feel able to recognise and help those around me who may be in emotional distress or need somebody to talk to"
Our partners at the Zero Suicide Alliance provide a range of short online awareness training options, which provide an overview of the signs to look out for and the skills required to approach someone who is struggling with suicidal thoughts.
These short online courses effectively compliment our longer more in depth training and can be completed either before or as a refresher following one of our sessions.
ZSA Gateway Module
A very brief introduction to suicide awareness. In 5 - 10 minutes, you could learn skills to help someone considering suicide. This module will give you tips on how to approach someone if you are worried they may be considering taking their own life
ZSA Suicide Awareness Training
A more in depth suicide awareness training session which takes approximately 20 minutes. It aims to give you the skills and confidence to help someone who may be considering suicide. It focuses on breaking stigma and encouraging open conversations.