Type of Entry: Training
Name: SP-ARK
Date added: 1 May 2020
Delivery type: Face to face
Owned by: PAPYRUS (UK)
Contact: training@papyrus-uk.org
Website: SP-ARK
Cost: No
Target audience: Anyone
Length of training

30 minute 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)

Note: SP-ARK is designated as an awareness session and not a skills building training session. 

Core elements

The SP-ARK training covers Suicide Prevention through Awareness, Resource and Knowledge.

The key objectives of the training are:

  • To increase awareness of suicide and suicide prevention
  • To provide information about PAPYRUS – prevention of young suicide
  • To develop hope and encourage action for a suicide safer community
  • To understand the importance of self-care.
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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: 01/11/2022.

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