Breaking The Stigma Of Suicide

3 days and 2 nights at the college

Monday 12th – Wednesday 14th February 2024


This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to break the stigma surrounding suicide, understand its impact on individuals and communities, and provide effective support to individuals struggling with suicidal ideation.

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This course could be FREE to you. Take a look at our fees page here


Level 1

This course is for anyone wanting to understand how suicide impacts on them and the people they live and work with.

You will explore the complexities of suicide, examine the societal and cultural factors that contribute to the stigma, and learn practical strategies for fostering a compassionate and supportive environment for those in need.

Through a combination of theoretical concepts, case studies, and interactive exercises, you will gain valuable insights and develop essential skills to help prevent suicide and offer meaningful support.

During the course we will explore:

  • Understanding suicide as a global issue
  • Exploring the impact of suicide on individuals, families, and communities.
  • Identifying the role of stigma in perpetuating the problem.
  • Examining societal and cultural factors that contribute to the stigma.
  • Challenging common myths and misconceptions about suicide.
  • Recognizing the importance of accurate information.
  • Recognizing the signs and symptoms of suicidal ideation.
  • Learning to talk openly about suicide and mental health. 
  • Implementing appropriate interventions and safety measures.
  • Identifying practical strategies for offering support.
  • Identifying resources and referral options. 
  • Fostering resilience and protective factors
  • Promoting self-care and emotional well-being
  • Managing personal emotions and boundaries
  • Practicing self-care and seeking support.

Please note:

This course is designed to provide education and awareness about suicide prevention and support, but it does not replace professional mental health training. Participants are encouraged to seek further training or consult with mental health professionals for comprehensive guidance in dealing with suicide-related concerns.

Entry Requirements

You must be working at Entry-Level 3 Literacy, or above.

You need to have the emotional well-being capable of discussing different types of abuse and other challenging topics.