Suicide First Aid – Understanding Suicide Interventions

This 2 half day course teaches you the theory and practice of suicide intervention skills that can be applied in any professional or personal setting. It’s an internationally recognised, externally moderated and quality assured. Accredited by the City & Guilds of London, with the option to upgrade for QCF Credits.

The OLLIE Foundation Suicide First Aid training

Talk explores:

  • the reasons surrounding suicidal behaviour and the magnitude of the community health problem today

  • the role and value of the carer in managing suicide interventions and how that role can differ for different people

  • the approaches and process of suicide intervention including the desired outcomes of safety

  • the importance of self reflection and personal impact when working with suicide and people at risk.

Delegates will:

  • gain a greater understanding and confidence to intervene with people at risk of suicide

  • grow knowledge to help keep someone ‘safe for now’ and navigate through an emotional crisis.

Who is this for:

  • multi-sector practitioners including health, housing, social care, education, criminal justice, call centre operators, private, voluntary and public sector workers and community members.

Additional information:

  • Duration: 2 half day sessions of 3.5 hours per day- 7 hours in total.
  • Delivery: In person / Online
  • Qualification: certificate of attendance received on completion of both days
  • Age requirement: 16 yrs +


  • on request


Whilst every effort will be made to discuss these topics sensitively and ethically, the subject matter could potentially cause distress. Please consider if you currently feel ready to attend this training. By attending the event, you agree that you understand that this is a training (not therapy) and you feel ready to learn more.

We value and appreciate our incredibly diverse audiences who always come with a range of opinions, emotions, experiences and knowledge. To ensure that our online environment remains supportive, we work hard to provide a respectful environment, sensitive to the range of views in the room.


If you book a ticket and then are unexpectedly unable to attend this event, even at the very last minute, please do let us know before the session, either by returning to the eventbrite link in your confirmation email or by emailing

Please be aware, we require a minimum number of delegates for each of our online sessions in order to run these effectively, if we are unable to obtain the minimum number 24 hours prior, you may be informed of the course’s postponement and will be given the option to transfer onto the next available course.

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