Suicide Awareness And Prevention training

Suicide is a really difficult subject, conversations about mental health are now more common but talking about suicide remains a taboo subject.

However suicide is the leading cause of death among young people and so it is important that we start to talk more openly with young people. Many young suicides are preventable and the key is education and awareness. In this course we look at how to talk to young people about suicide, the language to use and how to support them to create a safety plan, building in barriers and interruptions to help prevent suicide.

Access this course as part of the following online course package(s):

This course will cover:
  • What are suicidal thoughts?
  • How to talk to young people about suicidal thoughts and language to use
  • How can you help?
  • What is a safety plan and how can you help a young person to write one
This Suicide Awareness and Prevention course has been designed specifically for people who want to know more about how to support young people who are experiencing suicidal thoughts. We have separate courses designed and tailored specifically for those that work in children's services and Education.We can deliver this course either: online, as a webinar, or as a face-to-face programme. If you have your own LMS and would like this course as a SCORM file, please get in touch.
The online version of this course will take 3 hours to complete. The webinar versions are usually 2-3 hours long and face to face delivery will usually be around 4-5 hours.

You can access this course in three ways, as an online course, as a webinar, or with face-to-face delivery.

Online courses come as part of a course bundle with unlimited access for one simple subscription.

Choose your desired delivery method from the boxes below.

Suicide Awareness And Prevention eLearning course - Grey Matter Learning

Aims of the Suicide Awareness And Prevention course

By the end of the training you will:

  • Be able to talk about suicide including choosing your language carefully
  • Understand how to help the young person identify factors that may be hopeful for the future
  • Know how to co-produce a safety plan with a young person and know where to access resources to help
  • Understand and recognise symptoms of distress
  • Know how to build in interruptions, giving time for thoughts to change
  • Understand suicide is not inevitable

Already have an LMS? Add this course to your platform as a SCORM file.

Choose your delivery method



Choose to take this course online on our eLearning platform.



Choose to take this course as a webinar with our expert tutors.


Face to Face

Choose face to face onsite delivery with our expert tutors.

Additional course information

Here are example screenshots of our interactive learning in action. If you would like to see more of the course features before you subscribe, feel free to book a demo with the team, who would be delighted to show you how our online courses help support meaningful training.