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Suicide prevention training and resources


We need to talk about suicide

  • website: NHS North West & NHS Yorkshire and the Humber - We need to talk about suicide (opens in a new window)
    • "We need to talk about suicide" aims to provide support for volunteers and health care professionals, enabling them to recognise early warning signs of suicide, support patients and their families, as well as offering additional health services in this time of need
    • the e-learning resource has been developed alongside Public Health England (PHE) and has been supported by families who have lived through suicide, as well as health care professionals who work in mental health services


Zero Suicide Alliance

Zero Suicide Alliance logo

Zero Suicide Alliance provides free suicide prevention training: 



Papyrus logoPapyrus have developed a series of suicide awareness raising and training packages to suit different needs and audiences.

  • website: Papyrus - Training (opens in a new window)
    • 30 minute awareness raising session in your community
    • Suicide Awareness (90 minutes): What EVERYONE needs to know
    • identifying and Talking About Suicide (3.5 hours) is an accredited half day course; it aims to teach skills to people who have pastoral care or responsibility for young people
    • Applied Suicide Intervention Training Skills (ASIST) (2 days): A two day, skills building workshop that prepares caregivers to provide suicide first aid interventions



Reducing the risk of suicide: a toolkit for employers

Safer Schools and Colleges toolkit

See also

How to start a conversation if worried about someone being suicidal or want to support someone affected by suicide

Suicide prevention support