The Suicide First Aid course gives delegates the knowledge and tools to understand that suicide is one of the most preventable deaths and some basic skills can help someone with thoughts of suicide stay safe from their thoughts and stay alive.
SFA USI is comprised of 4 parts, each 90 minutes duration. The programme teaches and practices the skills and knowledge needed to identify someone who may be thinking about suicide and competently intervene to help create suicide-safety as a first aid approach.
The course will enable delegates to build the skills and confidence around suicide, how to support someone who may have suicidal thoughts in seeking the appropriate help.
SFA: Suicide First Aid training is underpinned by three core beliefs:
Most people thinking about suicide do not want their lives to end, they want the pain to stop.
Most people thinking about suicide let others know, consciously or unconsciously. Therefore…
Suicide has to be one of the most preventable deaths.
We limit numbers to 16 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn.
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 is Suicide First Aid – Understanding Suicide Intervention (SFAUSI) (accredited) aimed at?
Anyone who wants to learn about suicide first aid – there is no previous experience or training necessary
- On conclusion of the course, participants will understand:
- Suicide behaviour; reasons and magnitude of the community health problem.
- Role of the carer in managing suicide interventions; different roles with different people
- Approaches and process of suicide intervention including desired outcomes
- The importance of self-reflection and personal impact when working with suicide and people at risk