Anyone can experience suicidal thoughts and every single one of us can make a difference.  Talking about suicide doesn’t cause people to take their life.  Not talking about it might.

Zero Suicide Alliance

Zero Suicide Alliance provide a range of awareness training options, which provide a better understanding of the signs to look out for and the skills required to approach someone who is struggling, whether that be through social isolation or suicidal thoughts. 

Take the training, save a life.

There is a broad range of international, national and local evidence-based Suicide Prevention training available, including:

  • ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training: a comprehensive, evidence based highly regarded two-day course that teaches a robust and practical model of suicide intervention.
  • SafeTALK – Suicide Awareness For Everyone: An accessible half-day course, teaching a four-part framework to provide an initial response to someone who may be at risk of suicide.
  • Suicide First Aid – a one day course teaching the skills needed to identify someone who may be thinking about suicide, and intervene to help create a safe plan, as a first aid approach.

*Please note - Training providers are independent of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership and inclusion on this site is not an endorsement of the quality of training provided.  For queries, please contact individual training providers.

Leeds (and beyond)

Community Links is an award winning non-profit provider of mental health and wellbeing services in Yorkshire and the Humber.  

Humans Being runs Survive and Thrive training which focuses on suicide risk prevention and mental health support for men. It is a free online course available to staff and volunteers working in community cafes, food banks and COVID support roles in Leeds.

Leeds Mind provides a range of mental health training. They focus on sharing practical strategies for positive communication and enhancing workplace wellbeing.

Bradford ​​​​

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Training Platform has been developed by the mental health charity The Cellar Trust, in collaboration with a network of voluntary, community, and public sector training providers from across the Bradford district.

Calderdale

Unmasked Mental Health services are accessible to everyone, whether you’re an individual having a rough time, or if you’re an employer looking to give something back and look after your employee’s mental health and wellbeing. 

Get Fit 4 Mental Wellness is a charity committed to helping people improve their own mental wellness as well as that of others around them. They offer free one day workshops around suicide awareness.

The Charlie Waller Foundation is one of the UK’s most respected mental health charities, and offers mental health training and online learning resources.

Wakefield

Young Lives Consortium (YLC) is a membership organization of Voluntary Community Sector (VCS) groups working with children, young people and families across the Wakefield District. They offer a range of services including training.

Kirklees

Grassroots is a UK leader in suicide prevention. They support people to develop the skills and confidence needed to save lives.

PAPYRUS is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. Its education and training programme equips individuals, groups and organisations with the knowledge and skills to better understand suicide and suicide prevention.

STORM Skills Training are the first fully evaluated suicide prevention skills training package for the frontline.

Suicide Bereavement UK offer Postvention Assisting those Bereaved By Suicide (PABBS) ONE DAY Training in Exeter, Manchester and London.

The Zero Suicide Alliance provide a range of awareness training options, which provide a better understanding of the signs to look out for and the skills required to approach someone who is struggling, whether that be through social isolation or suicidal thoughts. 

4 Mental Health deliver Connecting with People programmes to meet the differing mental health training needs of a broad spectrum of sectors. This includes the Suicide Assessment Framework E-Tool (SAFETool™) which is included within its Suicide Response modules.

Health Education England (HEE)

HEE offer suicide prevention training modules via its online portalYou can register for access with an NHS email account, an Athens account or can email the enquiry team to ask for support to explore registering a non-NHS healthcare member of staff: enquiries@e-lfh.org.uk.

Real Talk About Suicide

Hosted by Grassroots, a UK leader in suicide prevention, Real Talk About Suicide is a free interactive film which helps guide the viewer, as they make choices to support someone with suicidal thoughts and behaviours.

Small Talk Saves Lives

The Samaritans have developed a campaign called Small Talk Saves Lives. This short film introduces the idea of trusting instincts and starting a conversation.

Suicide Training with Paula and Katie

Dr Paula Baxter and Dr Katie Power from Rochdale Public Health deliver a 1 hour 20 min thorough training session.  This covers facts, figures and statistics; suicide prevention and suicide bereavement.

Zero Suicide Alliance

Zero Suicide Alliance provide a range of awareness training options, which provide a better understanding of the signs to look out for and the skills required to approach someone who is struggling, whether that be through social isolation or suicidal thoughts.

Suicide Bereavement UK

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Suicide Bereavement UK specialise in the development and delivery of evidence-based suicide bereavement training. This includes 'Postvention Assisting those Bereaved By Suicide' (PABBS) Training.

Grassroots Suicide Prevention  

Grassroots is a UK leader in suicide prevention. They support people to develop the skills and confidence needed to save lives, and offer Suicide Prevention, Mental Health, and Self-Harm Training Courses.

Zero Suicide Alliance ​​​​​

The Zero Suicide Alliance provide a range of awareness training options, which provide a better understanding of the signs to look out for and the skills required to approach someone who is struggling, whether that be through social isolation or suicidal thoughts.