Type of Entry: Training
Name: ZSA Suicide Awareness 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 Suicide Awareness Training is a short online course which aims to give you the skills and confidence to help someone who may be considering suicide. It also works toward breaking the stigma around suicide, encouraging people to have open conversations about their mental health. The course is aimed at adults aged 16 and above.

The ZSA Suicide Awareness Training enables you to learn how to:

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

20 minutes


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If you would like to recommend this training, contact us.

  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Royal College of Nursing
Additional Information

Other ZSA suicide awareness and prevention training is also available:

For more information and to take these training courses, access 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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