Suicide First Aid Lite (SFA Lite)

Course Overview

The Suicide First Aid Lite (Virtual) course gives learners the knowledge and tools to understand that suicide is one of the most preventable deaths and some basic skills can help someone with thoughts of suicide stay safe from their thoughts and stay alive.

This course is:

• The Half Day course for Suicide First Aid

• Endorsed by UK ‘Skills for Health’ framework

• Assured by City & Guilds

• Option for learner to register for assured digital badge/certificate for £30

There are:

• No pre-training requirement

Course content:

SFA Lite is comprised of 2 parts, each 90 minutes duration. The programme teaches the skills needed to identify someone who may be thinking about suicide and to pass the person onto a suicide first aider.

Part 1 – 9:30 to 11:00

• Introduction to the session; programme, ourselves and suicide prevention

• Stigma and survivors of bereavement by suicide and the Hidden Toll

• Suicide thoughts and suicide behaviour

• Intention of behaviour versus outcome of behaviour

• Possible causes of suicide thoughts

• Suicide – the ripple effect


Part 2 – 11:30 to 13:00

• ‘I’m really glad you told me’ audio visual

• Suicide Safety Guidance

• Recognising and asking about suicide

• Referring a person onto suicide first aiders

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Suicide First Aid Lite

Suicide First Aid Lite (Virtual) training offers learning outcomes that are knowledge based and factual. This training can be used as a stand-alone programme or as the first part of a journey to learn suicide prevention skills.

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