Adult Suicide Prevention course

We want to help those supporting adults understand what can affect mental health, how to support people who are struggling and how to reduce the risk of someone taking their own life. This course will give you the skills and knowledge you need to start a conversation with someone who you believe is at risk. It will also provide information about other key services in Kent and Medway which may be of help. The course content, statistics and support services were updated in June 2024, if you attended before this time, this new course would be suitable as a refresher.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for anyone looking to expand their knowledge as well as for people who actively support or care for an adult as part of their role, including health care workers, professionals, employees and family members. If you work or care for young people, then our Youth Mental health and Suicide Awareness training would be more suitable.

What will the course cover?

During the session, you will learn more about the mental health drivers that can cause suicidal thoughts and how to recognise the signs that someone may be feeling suicidal early on. We will explore which groups are statistically at greater risk of taking their own life and the relationship between self-harm and suicide. Through group activities and discussions, you will also learn how to identify the warning signs that someone might be struggling and what might cause them to experience thoughts of taking their own life. We will cover the different levels of suicidal ideation and the tools that can be used to help assess the level of risk and what support is needed. This will include how to create a safety plan and where to get additional support locally and nationally.

How long does it last?

The course lasts 2.5 hours and includes videos, activities and group discussions.

How much does it cost?

This course is free for anyone who lives or works in Kent and Medway.

How is the course delivered?

The session is delivered online using Zoom. If you would prefer a dedicated, face-to-face delivery for your team, this can be arranged. Please contact us for details.

When are the next training courses?

Training course dates are listed in our booking form below.

Please use the booking form below to book your place.