Together with The National Centre for Suicide Prevention Education and Training (NCSPET) we are delivering more Suicide First Aid training, accredited by City & Guilds to workplaces.  

Suicide First Aid Aware, is the UK’s national certification in suicide prevention. Empower your organisation to support your wider wellbeing approach by training your employees in Suicide First Aid.​ 

This half day course is for employees at all levels ​to build the foundation of suicide awareness, tackle stigma and build confidence to intervene with people at risk of suicide. 

This course is suitable for anyone looking to raise their awareness of suicide intervention and provides great additional learning for anyone who has completed a Mental Health Aware course.  

Course outcomes

Learners will gain: 

  • An understanding of how you would have a supportive conversation with someone who needs to stay safe from suicide​ 
  • An understanding of factors that contribute to suicide thoughts ​ 
  • Confidence to offer support to someone in distress or who may be experiencing suicide thoughts​ 
  • Knowledge of helpful and destigmatising language when talking about suicide 

  • Online course structured across two sessions. Each session is 1hr 30min plus breaks
  • All course materials are digital
  • We limit numbers to 20 people per course so that the instructor can keep people safe and supported while they learn
  • Learning takes place through an instructor-led live session with group activities and discussions


Everyone who completes this course gets:  

  • A digital workbook including a helpful toolkit to support ​ their own mental health​ 
  • A certificate of attendance​ 

Contact us

Get in touch with our workplace mental health experts to learn more and to discuss your organisation's requirements:

Contact the team


We strive to create courses and resources that everyone can access. When you book training through MHFA England, please specify if you will need course materials in accessible formats.

Visit our accessibility page for more information.

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“Thoroughly enjoyed the training. It's a difficult subject but presented so well. I think the group interaction and experience was great too. I have learnt and grown so much.” 


North West Ambulance Service  

Course structure

  • Introduction to the session - suicide prevention ​ 
  • Stigma and survivors of bereavement by suicide and the hidden toll ​ 
  • Suicide thoughts and suicide behaviour ​ 
  • Intention vs outcome​ 
  • Possible causes of suicide thoughts ​ 
  • Suicide and the ripple effect
  • Supportive conversation ​ 
  • Suicide-safety guidance ​ 
  • Recognising and asking about suicide – seeking clarification ​ 
  • Listening to understand​ 
  • Referring a person for further support ​ 
  • What happens after the conversation​ 
  • Focus on self-care