Introduction to Suicide Intervention Support Skills and Services - Developer

  • Day:Monday
  • Time:09:30 - 12:30
  • Duration:1 session
  • Start:20/05/2024

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Course overview

This course is in partnership with Mind in Somerset.

Safety notice: Your safety and emotional health is of paramount importance to us and therefore we advise that if you have been bereaved by suicide within the last 12 months you do not enrol onto this course, at this time

Mind in Somerset’s online Introduction to Suicide Intervention Support Skills workshop has been designed to increase suicide alertness, and community confidence to engage with individuals who have had thoughts of suicide and/or are at risk to self, by supporting them to stay safe. The workshop explores barriers to talking, engaging people with further support and the importance of understanding limitations, boundaries, and self-care.

By the end of the workshop participants can expect to have:

· Increased confidence in engaging and responding to individuals who talk about suicide and be able to talk with an individual about suicide risk using a ‘safety talk’ approach

· Increased confidence in supporting and empowering an individual to stay safe - knowledge of when and how to alert emergency services

· Knowledge of when and how to signpost into local services and an awareness of local support

· An understanding of the importance of self-care when supporting a person who has thoughts of suicide

If you have any questions regarding this course, please contact

Course assessment

There are no assessments for this workshop.

Course progression

At the end of this workshop, if you’d like to continue with your learning in this subject, you’ll be able to progress onto our Enhancer Level workshop or course.

Our workshops and courses are designed to provide essential skills, develop confidence and resilience, improve your health & wellbeing, prepare you for further learning or employment, provide ways to learn with your family and build communities. We have a wide range of workshops and courses and you can explore more on our website. There’s something for everyone! 

Need to know…

Entry Requirements:

This workshop is suitable if you have completed our Starter Level in this subject, within a similar subject area, or have previous experience, and want to progress and explore this subject in more depth.

You will need access to the internet and Zoom.

Upon enrolment, you will be contacted by Mind in Somerset with information on how to pay if you are not eligible for a fully funded place. If you live outside of Somerset (including Bath and North East Somerset) to discuss your options, please contact

Fee information:

If you are aged 19+ AND are unemployed AND receive a benefit / your annual income is less than £25,000 per year AND live in Somerset (not including Bath & North East Somerset) AND you have lived in the UK/EU for the last 3 years OR you have refugee status / right to remain. *Please note – proof of eligibility will be requested during the enrolment process.

If you are aged 19+ AND your annual income is over £25,000 and live in Somerset OR you live in Bath & North East Somerset OR you live anywhere else in the UK. Some Community partners may not be able to accommodate learners from outside Somerset. This will be highlighted during enrolment.

Our funding rules have changed – how this affects you…
You can only enrol on ONE free* workshop/course at each level, e.g. one Taster, one Starter… and so on. Our new levels are designed to encourage you to learn and progress in your chosen area of interest. If you enrol on multiple workshops/courses at the same level, we’ll contact you to discuss (as there are exceptions), or you’ll be given the opportunity to pay for your place, (costs are detailed on each course page).

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