SFA: Understanding Suicide Interventions

Teaching the theory and practice of suicide intervention skills that can be applied in any professional or personal setting, captured in a one-day event accredited by City and Guilds of London. This course is for anyone who seeks greater understanding and confidence to intervene with people at risk of suicide.

The UK’s only externally accredited suicide prevention programme, on the Regulated Qualification Framework. This is the UK’s National Qualification in Suicide Prevention Setting the “Gold Standard in Suicide Prevention Training” – Dr Paul Rogers.

  •    Evidence-based
  •    externally moderated and quality assured
  •    Accredited by City & Guilds Institute
  •    The UK’s only national qualification in suicide prevention
  •    devised, developed and delivered by the UK’s most experienced suicide prevention educators
  • Course Outcomes

    • Suicide behaviour; reasons and magnitude of the community health problem.
    • Role of the carer in managing suicide interventions; different roles with different people
    • Understand approaches and process of suicide intervention including desired outcomes
    • Understand the importance of self-reflection and personal impact when working with suicide and people at risk

    Steve Carr

    Hi, I'm Steve Carr, I am a highly experienced mental health and suicide first aid trainer dedicated to empowering individuals and organisations to recognise and respond to mental health crises. With over Eight years of experience in the field, combined with lived experience, I deeply understand the intricacies of mental health and suicide prevention. I am certified in several mental health and suicide first aid programs, including Mental Health First Aid and Suicide First Aid Training.

    My approach centres on creating a safe and supportive environment where participants feel comfortable sharing their experiences and learning new skills. I've trained various groups, including healthcare professionals, educators, first responders, and community members. I'm passionate about reducing the stigma around mental health and suicide and empowering individuals to take action to support themselves and others.

    In April 2016, I completed a challenge to walk from one end of Britain to the other after experiencing a mental health breakdown in the workplace and being given a mental health diagnosis of PTSD. Whilst I believe work was a contributing factor, it wasn’t the only factor. The challenge was an attempt to raise awareness for mental health and homelessness whilst being in recovery and homeless myself. While walking, I created Mindcanyon - Mental Health In Your Workplace on my mobile phone, a now award-winning mental health and suicide first aid training provider.

    I did this to help reduce the stigma surrounding poor mental health and mental illness and demonstrate just how easy it was to lose everything and become homeless when we don’t ask for help. I walked and ran a total of 1000 miles over three months, documenting my journey via blogs, vlogs and a group I created on Facebook called “Mindcanyon”, with 11,000 members in its prime. I’ve worked hard since that walk to establish a legacy for my challenge. In 2022 I was awarded the pride of Swindon and won an award for mental health training service provider of the year for my continual work around mental health and suicide prevention.

    A highly recommended course that is very useful for work and personal life, and could make the difference between life and death. The subject content at first made me feel anxious but it wasn't long before I calmed down, which I think was down to Steve’s calm and caring nature.

    Great training and an amazing trainer. I honestly feel better equipped to support a person who is suicidal. The handout info will be valuable to my team and me.

    I just wished that I would have had this course 20+ years ago, when my partner took his life. I would have had more understanding, know what questions to ask and not being made to feel guilty. I thought the course was thorough and flowed making it easier to have the understanding and how to ask the appropriate questions

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