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Suicide First Aid Lite

NEL are presenting this opportunity to attend the virtually delivered Suicide First Aid Lite – standard course and a youth version available. The half day course giving 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.

SFA Lite is comprised of 4 hours, interactive, small group workshop accredited by City & Guilds. 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. 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. An Adults and Children’s version of the course is available. Please refrain from booking on both as there are significant overlaps in the content.

Methods of delivery:
Taught over half day using tutor facilitated socratic learning, tutor-led role- play, mini lectures, group work and audio-visual presentations. This is a has some interactive elements and is an emotionally engaging learning experience

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.

NOTE there is a £90 charge that will be enforced for failure to turn up following booking, or cancellations less than 10 days prior to course. There is a fixed cost commitment that is irrecoverable to secure learning materials.


What previous attendees have fed back:
“Thoroughly enjoyed the session, the role plays were a good way to put the teaching into action, and the space created by the facilitator meant thoughtful conversations took place. Left feeling a lot more confident to talk about suicide and those living with suicidal thoughts.”

“It was really well facilitated and gave me some fresh perspectives and understanding.” “Really engaging and enjoyable training session. The trainer was knowledgeable and clearly passionate for the subject.”