Suicide Prevention CPD

Course overview:

Teaching the theory and practice of suicide intervention skills that can be applied in any professional or personal setting, captured in a CPD event accredited by City and Guilds of London. We use only the most experienced suicide prevention trainers to deliver this unique learning experience: for anyone who seeks greater understanding and confidence to intervene with people at risk of suicide.

Course content:

  • The impact and value of personal and professional experience with suicide
  • Barriers that prevent people at risk seeking help
  • Prevalence of suicide thoughts and suicide behaviours
  • The Signs of Suicide and the Suicide-Safety Guide
  • Partnership working and community resources

Methods of delivery:

Taught using tutor facilitated Socratic learning, tutor-led role-play, mini lectures, group work and audiovisual presentations. This is a highly interactive and emotionally engaging learning experience, and this experience is replicated via online training too.

Learning outcomes:

– Suicide behaviour; reasons and magnitude of the community health problem.

– Role of the carer in managing suicide interventions; different roles with different people

– Understand approaches and process of suicide intervention including desired outcomes

– Understand the importance of self-reflection and personal impact when working with suicide and people at risk

Pre-training requirement:

No previous experience or training is necessary. Participants will be asked to self- reflect and empathise with a person having thoughts of suicide.

Who should attend?

Multi-sector practitioners including health, housing, social care, education, criminal justice, call centre operators, private, voluntary and public sector workers and community members.


Participants will gain 6 QCF credit points at Level 4 by completing a workbook of tasks that are assessed against the set learning outcomes.  This is only available on the full day training. NB: If this is of interest, please contact our Teaching School Manager Claire Crtichley at


Course Arrangements

Date & Time Option :  Monday 14th March 2022 (1.00-5.00pm)

Venue: Online, training delivered via Zoom

Cost: £88 per person

Facilitator: Julie Castleman – Counsellor MBACP Accred., MHFA National Trainer, MHFA England CIC Associate, Mental Health First Aid England CIC, SFA: Suicide First Aid Approved Tutor & Associate, National Centre for Suicide Prevention Education & Training CIC 


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