Free Suicide Awareness Training


Papyrus are offering FREE Suicide prevention training for anyone working directly with children, young people and adults across Sandwell.

There are two training courses available

SP-EAK - Suicide Prevention - Explore, Ask, Keep-Safe: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention skills.

Key Objectives:

  • To consider the attitudes, myths and stigma that surround suicide
  • To recognise and explore the ‘signs’ that may indicate someone is having
  • thoughts of suicide.
  • To encourage an open, safe and sensitive conversation about suicide with a
  • person having thoughts of suicide.
  • To support a safety plan with someone thinking of suicide.

ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training: A skills building workshop that prepares participants to provide suicide first aid interventions.

Key Objectives:

  • To consider personal and societal attitudes to suicide
  • To learn the most widely used suicide prevention model in the world
  • To recognise, and act on, the signs that someone is having thoughts of
  • suicide
  • To seek a shared understanding of the reasons for thoughts of suicide and
  • identify reasons for living
  • To review current risk and develop a joint plan to keep someone safe from
  • suicide, signposting for further help and community resources as needed.

The aim of the training offer is to provide suicide prevention knowledge and skills to the workforce to intervene early and equip them with the skills and knowledge to have supportive conversations. It aims to encourage all staff to work together to support the communities of Sandwell, and each other, to prevent loss of life to suicide.

To see the dates and times of the training and to book on a course please visit: