Type of Entry: Training
Name: Managing Suicidal Conversations
Date added: 1 May 2020
Delivery type: Face to face
Owned by: The Samaritans (UK)
Cost: Yes
Target audience: Workplace
Length of training

6 hour session

Level of training

Suicide First Aid

  • Recognise signs of suicidality
  • Understand reasons behind thoughts of suicide
  • Engaging a person in crisis empathically
  • Offer emotional support
  • Recognise potential barriers to seeking help
  • Signpost to appropriate resources (help lines)
Core elements 

This training will equip users with the skills and confidence to manage a conversation with someone who is having thoughts of suicide or showing signs of suicidal behaviour.

This course enables users to:

  • Appreciate the profile of suicide in the UK and ROI
  • Understand the background factors and feelings that can lead to suicidal thoughts.
  • Recognise direct and indirect signs of suicidal ideation
  • Develop skills to manage a suicidal conversation sensitively and effectively.
  • Explore strategies to assess and respond to risk
  • Know how and where to signpost to sources of additional support.

To enroll on this course, visit the Samaritans website.

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The aim of the ZSA Resources is to introduce users to a range of existing and new resources with a connection to supporting people with their mental health, bring awareness to and help prevent incidences of suicide.  Even though the ZSA offer their own training, this resource is presented aside other training resources to enable the user to make an informed decision over its use.

For more information on ZSA Resources, please refer to ZSA Policies.

Content last updated: 20/10/2022.

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