This unique learning experience is for anyone who seeks greater understanding and confidence to intervene with people at risk of suicide.
The programme teaches and practices the skills and knowledge needed to identify someone who may be thinking about suicide and competently intervene to help create suicide-safety as a first aid approach.
The course is taught over six hours using tutor facilitated learning, tutor-led role-play, mini lectures, group work exercises and audiovisual presentations. This is a highly interactive and emotionally engaging learning experience. No previous experience or training is necessary.
Introduction to: the day; programme; ourselves and suicide prevention
Stigma, Survivors of bereavement by suicide and the Hidden Toll
Suicide – the Ripple Effect
Suicide thoughts and suicide behaviour
Intention of behaviour Versus Outcome of behaviour
Possible Causes of Suicide thoughts
Population-based approach to suicide prevention
“I’m really glad you’ve told me” audio visual
Meeting the needs of a person ‘letting you know’
Step 1 – Recognising suicide and Asking about suicide
Step 2 – Understanding options
Step 3 – Safeguarding suicide
Suicide-safety and self-care
The risk assessment approach?
Connecting after an intervention
Participants will be asked to self- reflect and empathise with a person having thoughts of suicide.
Participants will gain 6 credit points at Level 4 by completing a workbook of tasks that are assessed against the set learning outcomes. This is the National Qualification in Suicide Prevention for the United Kingdom.
How do online courses work?
It's simple to join an online course with mind//shift
Learning at a manageable pace
The course comprises of four parts, each approximately 90 minutes duration, with breaks between each part.
Different learning styles
Learning takes place through discussions, films and group exercises
Friendly live learning sessions
Live learning takes place on Zoom in small groups. This is a supportive and safe environment to learn more, ask questions and meet fellow learners.