Suicide Intervention for Children and Young People


In the UK, suicide is the leading cause of death among young men. This course is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to intervene in potential suicide situations involving children and young people. The course is led by experienced trainers. It uses case studies and role-play scenarios to practise interventions and prepare participants for real-life situations. 

Learning objectives
  • Understand the meaning of suicide in our culture, particularly for children and young people 
  • Identify the reasons behind thoughts of suicide
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of suicide risk
  • Know how to intervene in a potential suicide situation
  • Have an awareness of professional and self-care support available for those involved in suicide intervention 
Delivery method 

Can be delivered face to face, online or blended either in person or virtually e.g.  Teams/Zoom. Learners will have access to our learning platform where they can refer to the materials, watch extra resources such as videos and interactive activities and access links to organisations, for those that want to take their learning further. 

A full day is recommended for staff with little or no previous experience. For those with prior knowledge, a half day is recommended as a condensed session with post course materials. 

Workshops combine presentation slides, interactive exercises, individual reflection and group discussion. 

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