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Suicide awareness

Day of week:
Real time Online
Entry 1 Level
10:00 - 16:00
1 week

This course will raise awareness of this issue and give strategies to help spot and support emotionally and psychologically vulnerable people who may feel suicidal. We look at beliefs surrounding suicide and consider how we can all, as a society, contribute to increasing awareness and recognising the signs that may indicate someone is having suicidal thoughts. We will discuss how to listen when someone is verbalising that they are contemplating suicide and we will also discuss supporting safety,.by potentially spotting the signs early on that someone maybe feeling suicidal. This course will be interactive and will increase your confidence through better understanding of what can leave people feeling suicidal and your part in the relationship.

By the end of the course you will be able to:
Describe the signs that can indicate someone is having suicidal thoughts.
To recognise how to listen to someone who is talking about suicide.
To identify our own attitudes around suicide.

This course is educational rather than therapeutic. General broad ideas will be shared and discussed amongst the group. There could be some sharing of personal experiences. This course is not a replacement for personal therapy and this element will be carefully managed by the tutor.

How will I be taught?

The course will consist of a mixture of tutor input, group activities and discussion. The emphasis will be on participation and sharing of ideas. If you have a disability and think it may affect your learning in the classroom, or using any of our other services, please speak to us in confidence as soon as possible. We will discuss options with you and do our best to provide the support you would like.

This is an introductory course, so you are not expected to bring any knowledge, but we will be interested to find out how much you have gained from the course by the end.

What do I need to have with me?

Pen and paper for notes might be useful but we advise students not to purchase equipment, books or materials until after the first session of the course unless otherwise stated.

What can I do next?

We are currently offering a whole series of courses exploring mental health. See our website at for further information or ask your tutor for details.

What do I need to join the course

Anybody can join the course.

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Real time Online
Instructions will be sent to you by your tutor

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 40 25* and quote the Course Code SIT/93395/J/NC.

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