Type of Entry: Training
Name: Talking about suicide - 10 tools
Date added: 15 September 2020
Delivery type: Online
Owned by: Olly's Future and Start the conversation
Cost: Yes
Target audience: Anyone
Length of training  90 minutes
Level of training

Foundation level

  • 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

Learn 10 practical tools to give you the confidence to help someone you are worried about, who might be thinking of suicide

This training will enable users to:

  • Choose healthier language to talk about suicide
  • Be more alert to the signs that someone might be struggling
  • Lose any fears about the topic of suicide (e.g. what if I say the wrong thing?)
  • Be clear about best practice (e.g. how to ask about suicide)
  • Understand the art and power of active listening
  • Know how to connect a person to more support

The training sessions are delivered on zoom. It incurs a cost however once a month a free introduction session is hosted. Please enquire for costs.

To book a training course, visit the Talking About Suicide event brite page

Other training from Ollys future is now available:

For more information, visit the Ollys Future 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: 19/10/2022.

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