The training below has been reviewed to help you identify the right course for you. We broke the courses down to show the level of training that is offered, this has been split into 4 categories of increasing knowledge, skills and competencies provided: 

  1. Suicide First Aid - this level provides a basic introduction to the topic and some simple things that anyone could do to support a person at risk.
  2. Ambassador - this level offers a basic introduction to the topic, with a focus on informing those who are in public facing roles, supporting them to speak confidently about the issue of suicide and to advocate for positive change. This level would be suited to HR professionals, educators and others who need to have an understanding of risk factors but who will not ordinarily offer any care directly or refer into health and care services. 
  3. Gatekeeper - this level provides information at a level that would suit those in public services and charities who support people at risk, and the methods and tools provided are suitable for someone in a position to refer into health and care services. This level is suited to professionals who work with at risk groups and the public, such as GP's, local council workers, charity workers and those who offer support services within their community. 
  4. Professional - this level provides advanced training on the management and support of a person who is actively experiencing suicidal thoughts, and the longer term care and support offered for the psychological welfare and mental health of survivors and those bereaved by suicide. This level will typically include care plans, safety planning and other active aspects which help a person remain safe.