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Suicide Awareness and Prevention

We are pleased to have been chosen by Kent County Council to run a programme of free Suicide Awareness and Prevention training across Kent.

All current programmes are now fully booked. Further dates will be released in January. We have experienced extremely high demand for this programme. Over 500 applications received and processed in just 4 days.

Every suicide is a tragic event which has a devastating impact on the friends and family of the victim, and can be felt across the whole community. While the events and circumstances leading to each suicide will be different, there are a number of areas where action can be taken to help prevent loss of life. It’s a difficult and often taboo subject, however we can all learn to listen to and help someone who is having suicidal thoughts. This half-day training highlights the importance of listening, offers some basic do’s and don’ts, and also creates a rare and valuable opportunity to talk openly about suicide. People completing the training can expect to have:

  • increased awareness of suicide prevention issues and risks
  • increased confidence to reduce suicide risk and signpost appropriately
  • increased awareness of relevant support services within Kent

This free training is suitable for people who:

  • work in front line health, community safety or other public sector roles
  • are employed in private sector businesses
  • are volunteers with relevant charities or third sector organisations or
  • are private individuals
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Places will be offered on a first come first serve basis, so book early to avoid disappointment.

The programme runs from December 2017 to March 2018. All dates to 6 February are now fully booked. Further dates will be added in January.

Choose your course from the table below. There are two separate 3-hour courses on each day, so you will be choosing the time slot you want.

DateTimeLocation
(further dates to be announced in January)

This programme is funded by Kent County Council in accordance with the Kent and Medway Suicide Prevention Strategy (2015-2020). The strategy recommends that as many people as possible are trained in mental health and suicide prevention.

 

Suicide Awareness and Prevention (KCC)

WKM funded by KCC