Training and Professional Guidance

Training Opportunities

  • Zero Suicide Alliance - free training
    The Zero Suicide Alliance is a collaborative of National Health Service trusts, businesses and individuals who are all committed to suicide prevention in the UK and beyond. The alliance is ultimately concerned with improving support for people contemplating suicide by raising awareness of and promoting FREE suicide prevention training which is accessible to all.

  • Offload training sessions
    Men's mental fitness programme run by Rugby League Cares and Saints Community Development Foundation

Professional Guidance

  • New Psychological First Aid training during COVID-19 open to all frontline and
    essential workers and volunteers
    On 15 June is Public Health England (PHE) is launching updated Psychological First Aid (PFA) training module, aimed at all frontline and essential workers and volunteers. The course teaches the key principles of giving psychological first aid in emergencies and aims to increase awareness and confidence to provide this support to people affected by COVID-19. PFA is a globally recognised training in emergency situations and PHE has been developed this new course as part of our national incident response, and in partnership with NHS England, Health Education  England, FutureLearn and others.The course is free, and no previous qualifications are required. By the end of the course, outcomes will include: understanding how emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic can affect us, recognising people who may be at increased risk of distressand understanding how to offer practical and emotional support. The course takesaround 90 minutes to complete and is also available in three sessions for the learner to complete at their own pace.

  • Business in the community suicide prevention guidance
    Reducing the risk of suicide:  a preventative guide for employers. This toolkit provides guidance and advice on how to incorporate suicide prevention into an employer’s workplace health and wellbeing framework

  • Business in the community crisis management
    Crisis management in the event of a suicide: a postvention guide for employers: offering practical and sensitive guidance for employers to follow in the aftermath of an employee suicide

Guidance for schools

  • Building Suicide Safer Schools and Colleges
  • Step by Step - Samaritans postvention service for educational and youth settings: