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Suicide Awareness

Subject category: Safeguarding and Legal

Course overview

This course has been developed to raise awareness of Suicide. It will provide learners with a clear understanding of what suicide is. It will also provide learners with an understanding of the statistics linked to suicide. The course aims to provide learners with a clearer understanding of suicide by dispelling commonly held myths and stereotypical thoughts. It will also increase learners confidence and  knowledge to facilitate more effective and holistic advice to those in need. 
This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
Risk management plans, case studies, group discussions, scenarios, small group activities and DVD clips.
This course has been developed and mapped to:
The Government document - No Health without Mental Health
Skills for Care - The Common Core Principles to support good mental health and wellbeing in adult social care

World Health Organisation - Preventing suicide - A global imperative

Suicide Statistics Report 2015

and the following QCF unit:
Understand Mental Well-Being and Mental Health Promotion

Course content

What is Suicide
The stigma of suicide
The myths around suicide
Key risk factors associated with suicide
Warning signs associated with suicide
How you can help someone who may be suicidal 

Learning outcomes

Explain what suicide is
List the key risk factors associated with suicide
List the warning signs associated with suicide
Describe how support can be offered to an individual who may be suicidal


3 hours

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