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Suicide First Aid Lite

The SFA Lite virtual half day suicide prevention course is designed to provide learners with the essential knowledge and skills needed to save lives.


A fully funded course for those living or working within Lancashire, meaning eligible attendees will not be charged. Please see our Terms and Conditions for more information. 

Suicide is one of the most common and preventable deaths, yet many people do not know how to support someone who is at risk of suicide. 

This half day suicide prevention course aims to give learners the knowledge and skills needed to prevent deaths from suicide, in workplaces, their personal lives or community settings. You will learn: 


  • How to identify the signs someone is at risk of suicide

  • How to talk about suicide in a safe and confident way

  • How to develop a safety plan with someone who is having suicidal thoughts

  • Where to signpost someone at risk of suicide for further support


Learners who can show the required awareness of Suicide First Aid will receive a certificate and can apply to be Orange Button holders. The Orange Button holder scheme identifies people in Lancashire and South Cumbria who have passed suicide prevention training and are willing to be approached by members of the general public to provide information or signposting related to suicide prevention. 





Delivery Method:

This course is taught virtually, on Zoom (please be aware that Zoom is not a GDPR compliant.  By signing up to this course you are agreeing that you are happy to attend and receive the training on the Zoom platform).  It is licensed instructor led programme and requires regular interaction from learners. You will need access to the internet, a webcam, a speaker or headphones, and a microphone to fully participate. Webcams must be kept on at all times. 

While Lancashire Mind and our associate trainers are not IT professionals, there is extra time built in at the start of the training session to resolve joining difficulties. 

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