Suicide Awareness

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Our suicide awareness course is aimed to help you recognise and increase your knowledge of suicide. You will explore what suicide is, including the myths, signs and symptoms.

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Course Description

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All about this Suicide Awareness Course

There are approximately 18 deaths by suicide across England and Wales every day, so this is something we all must know more about. This course will educate you with the facts in relation to suicide and raise awareness of this important subject.

You will also explore the five elements of a suicidal mind, as well as exploring risk factors and how you can support someone who is suffering. You will increase your awareness of supporting someone with suicide by looking at how they might feel, the right things to say and the impacts this has on the person, friends, family and colleagues.

By the end of this course, you’ll know more about suicide and its causes, as well as being able to identify signs and symptoms. You will be able to support or signpost the sufferer or their friends and family to the help available.

In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 3 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 3 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

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  • Completed online with instant downloadable certificate
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  • Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to Suicide Awareness – In the first unit you will be introduced to suicide and discuss key facts and statistics surrounding this important subject, you will explore what exactly suicide is and what the signs and symptoms are when people feel suicidal. You will also explore some myths. You will then finish this unit off by considering why suicide awareness training is both important and beneficial.
  • Unit 2 – Risk Factors – In this unit you will explore the risks factors of suicide, including the mind and why a person may think about suicide. You will review mental health and triggers of this, while considering the risk factors involved. You will also look at how the risks of suicide can be reduced.
  • Unit 3 – Supporting people who feel suicidal – In this unit you will learn about all the things you should know about if you are supporting someone who has suicidal thoughts and review how we can get better at talking about suicide. You will also consider the LLL model to help you structure how to assess, review and respond best to those who are experiencing suicidal thoughts and feelings.
  • Unit 4 – The impacts of suicide on others – In the final unit of the suicide awareness course, you will explore the impacts of suicide on the person who is suffering and how to support the mental wellbeing of the person who feels suicidal and their family members. The unit will finish by considering how to handle difficult conversations in the most useful and compassionate way.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about this course and others that we offer. If you still have any questions, simply contact our course advisors on 0800 077 3063 or email

How long does the course take to complete?

This course takes a few hours to complete and you can do this without any restrictions. This means you can buy the course and start at any time. You can also begin your learning, stop and come back to the course to pick up where you left off.

Is this Suicide Awareness course accredited?

Yes the course is fully accredited through the CPD Certification Service. They review all of our content to check for quality, depth and that the material is fully up-to-date. Each year our membership with the service is renewed and all courses are thoroughly checked prior to being accredited.

Will I get a certificate when I finish?

Yes, as soon as you finish this course you can immediately download a PDF version of your personalised certificate. We also then send a fully printed copy to you by first class post.

How long does the certificate last?

The certificate after finishing this course lasts for 2 years until expiry which is when we recommend completing the training again. Some industries may require an update to CPD more frequently than this and others may not but, as a standard rule, we recommend completing the Suicide Awareness course every 2 years to ensure it is fresh in your mind and you understanding the latest regulations.

What are the benefits of completing this Suicide Awareness course online?

By completing this course online you can study in your own time and at your own pace. Having the ability to complete the units at a time to suit you engages your learning much more and enables you to interact and soak up the information easier.

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This course has been checked and assured for quality and accuracy by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, to ensure it meets their exacting standards and is up-to-date. Formed over 100 years ago, RoSPA are committed to increasing safety measures and reducing accidents throughout numerous industries as well as campaigning for better standards in health and safety worldwide.

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Suicide Awareness
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£20 + VAT