Birmingham Education Hub

Sign In

Enter your email address below and we will send you a link to reset your password


Don't have an account? Register


Please use your school / organisation email address as this will speed up the application process

It is also advisible to use the "Register with Microsoft / Google" option for a smoother sign up


Already have an account? Login

By registering you agree to our Privacy policy, Terms of use and Cookie Policy

Suicide First Aid Lite Virtual Training

BEP Mental Health & Wellbeing
Tuesday 21st May 2024
12:30 - 15:45


Course content:

SFA Lite is comprised of 2 parts, each 90 minutes duration. The programme teaches the skills needed to identify someone who may be thinking about suicide and to pass the person onto a suicide first aider.

Part 1 – 90 minutes

  • Introduction to the session; programme, ourselves and suicide prevention

  • Stigma and survivors of bereavement by suicide and the Hidden Toll

  • Suicide thoughts and suicide behaviour

  • Intention of behaviour versus outcome of behaviour

  • Possible causes of suicide thoughts

  • Suicide – the ripple effect


Part 2 – 90 minutes

  • ‘I’m really glad you told me’ audio visual

  • Suicide Safety Guidance

  • Recognising and asking about suicide

  • Referring a person onto suicide first aiders

Suicide First Aid Lite (Virtual) training offers learning outcomes that are knowledge based and factual. This training can be used as a stand-alone programme or as the first part of a journey to learn suicide prevention skills.

The one-day programme Suicide First Aid through Understanding Suicide Interventions is a City & Guilds qualification programme and the next step for people wanting a more in-depth practise-based approach to the learning. The information in SFALV is easy to grasp for people of all skill levels and those with no prior knowledge of the subject. It is designed to meet the needs of

virtual groups and could be used as a forerunner to the one-day Suicide First Aid Programme.

Evidence Base:

Two independent evaluations in 2016 and 2017 by Dr Paul Rogers demonstrated significant statistical change in 14 of 19 measures. Increased confidence and reduced anxiety in dealing with suicide, were among the leading outcomes.

Methods of delivery:

Taught over 3 hours using tutor facilitated socratic learning, tutor-led practise sessions, mini lectures, group work and audio-visual presentations. This is a has some interactive elements and is an emotionally engaging learning experience.

Pre-training requirement:

No previous experience or training is necessary. Participants will be asked to self- reflect and empathise with a person having thoughts of suicide. There is no expectation on participants to share personal experiences.

Who should attend?

Multi-sector managers and practitioners including health, housing, social care, education, criminal justice, call centre operators, private, voluntary and public sector workers and community groups or members.

Who is this course for:

This workshop is ideal for

Course Duration:

Spread over two days


£150 per person


Tue 21st May 2024


Online - Zoom
Online - Zoom

Book Now

Suicide First Aid Lite Virtual Training on Birmingham Education Hub