Choose Life offers suicide prevention training programmes covering awareness and exploration to suicide first aid skills. Courses are organised and delivered at a local level by qualified trainers. Find the next available training course (external link). You may also find it useful to contact your local training coordinator who will be able to advise you on training in your area.
The Choose Life National Training Support Team supports trainers, quality assure the courses and are responsible for Training for Trainers in relation to suicide prevention. We also support local boards to meet the suicide prevention training standard with support on courses and implementation. We are always keen to hear from organisations that are interested in getting involved or want to start training. You can email us on: firstname.lastname@example.org
A two-day workshop that offers practical help to enable caregivers to recognise and intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.
A three-hour training which gives you the skills to recognise when someone may have thoughts of suicide, and to connect that person to someone with suicide intervention skills.
A short exploration and awareness-raising session, of one to three hours. It is flexible to meet the needs of each group. suicideTALK is aimed at all members and groups within communities.
Training to help you develop, through rehearsal, the skills needed to assess and manage a person at risk of suicide. The STORM course takes four half-days. It was created for frontline workers in health, social and criminal justice services.
More questions than answers - Supporting people bereaved by suicide
Contact Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland at email@example.com or telephone 01738 444178 if you are interested in delivering the course.
0800 83 85 87
08457 90 90 90
Access the Choose Life Training, Networking and Development area (external link), a shared learning and networking space, to find a Choose Life trainer and order materials - you will need to log in. If you have any difficulties creating an account or logging in please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Implementing training for local needs forms part of the Choose Life local action plans. This includes training around self harm, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and emotional literacy.
Over 30,000 people from backgrounds including voluntary, social work, education, mental health and NHS have been trained in suicide alertness and intervention. This is 1 in 150 of the population in Scotland. A network of over 500 suicide prevention trainers deliver training across Scotland.
The nationally supported courses are regularly evaluated. View evaluations of the Choose Life training courses.
Your views on the training programme are welcomed. Email us at: email@example.com