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Training

Suicide is everybody's business. To help build your knowledge and understanding of suicide, mental health and self-harm a range of free training is available locally.

Harmless

Harmless is a national user-led organisation that provides a range of services about self-harm and suicide prevention specialising in training. Harmless are funded to provide self-harm awareness and suicide bereavement training across Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland. Below is more information on upcoming training:

Suicide bereavement training

PLEASE NOTE: You must meet the following eligibility criteria for this funded course: Work/volunteer in the public/third sector in Leicester City or County.

  1. 27th July 2022 – booking via eventbrite.
  2. 6th September 2022 - booking via eventbrite.

Self harm awareness training

PLEASE NOTE: You must meet the following eligibility criteria for this funded course:

  • Work in Leicestershire, Rutland or Leicester City, UK
  • Be a Frontline worker
  • Support those who self harm
  • Supporting those at risk of self harm
  1. 17th June 2022 - booking via eventbrite.
  2. 21st July 2022 - booking via eventbrite.

Zero Suicide Alliance

The Zero Suicide Alliance have created a short self-directed awareness video - suicide, let's talk (full). This course is available below and takes around 20 minutes to complete. It aims to increase awareness and understanding of suicide, providing simple advice so that you have the confidence to Start A Conversation. If you would like to increase your skills and confidence level to Start A Conversation, we encourage you to complete this short training.

The Zero Suicide Alliance also have more self-directed training available on their website. They have the shortened version of the awareness training (5 minutes), plus social isolation training and the awareness training in other editions, for example the university student edition.