Suicide First Aid: Understanding Suicide Intervention

Together with The National Centre for Suicide Prevention Education and Training (NCSPET) we are delivering more Suicide First Aid training, accredited by City & Guilds to workplaces.

Suicide First Aid Understanding Suicide Intervention, is the UK’s National Accredited Unit of Learning at level 4 in Suicide Prevention. Empower your organisation to support your wider wellbeing approach by training your employees in Suicide First Aid.

This one-day course is ideal for employees who seek greater understanding and confidence to intervene with people at risk of suicide, and to help create suicide- safety as a first aid approach in the workplace. 

This course can support People Managers, HR and Wellbeing teams, and Employee Advisors. 

It is also ideal for supporting those who have already completed a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England course and can support and enhance the already valuable skills of MHFAiders® and Wellbeing Champions in supporting individuals in crisis. 

Course outcomes

Learners will gain: 

  • Knowledge to spot the signs of someone who may be thinking about suicide​ 
  • Confidence to intervene and help create a suicide-safety plan as a first aid approach​ 
  • Skills to offer support to someone in distress or who may be experiencing suicide thoughts​ 
  • Knowledge of helpful and destigmatising language when talking about suicide 
  • A deep understanding of how you would have a supportive conversation with someone who needs to stay safe from suicide​ 
  • An understanding of factors that contribute to suicide thoughts


  • Online course structured across four sessions. Each session is 1hr 30min, with intermittent breaks throughout
  • All course materials are digital
  • Learning takes place through an instructor-led live session with group activities and discussions
  • We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn 


Everyone who completes this course gets:  

  • A digital workbook including a helpful toolkit to support ​their own mental health​ 
  • A certificate of attendance​ 

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