Type of Entry: Training
Name: ZSA Gateway Training
Date added: 1 May 2020
Delivery type: Online
Owned by: The Zero Suicide Alliance (UK)
Cost: No
Target audience: Anyone
Core Elements

The ZSA Gateway Training module is a brief but vital introduction to suicide awareness, helping learners gain basic skills to help them approach an individual who may be contemplating suicide. 

The ZSA Gateway Training module enables you to learn how to:

  • 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 (e.g. helplines)

On completing the training you will also receive a certificate to demonstrate your commitment to playing your part in helping prevent incidences of suicide.

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Length of Training

Under 10 minutes


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Additional Information

Other ZSA suicide awareness training is also available:

For more information and to take these training courses, visit the Zero Suicide Alliance training page.

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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