SFA: Children & Young People


Suicide First Aid® Children and Young People is a full day education programme that teaches the theory and practise of suicide intervention skills that can be applied in any school or educative setting. This programme can be delivered in person or online and has an upper limit of 16 Learners.

Part 1

  • Introduction & programme outline
  • Working with attitudes & values
  • Stigma, survivors of bereavement by suicide and the Hidden Toll®
  • Suicide – The Ripple Effect® – Sector specific statistics.
  • Suicide thoughts and suicide behaviour
  • Intention of behaviour Versus Outcome of behaviour®
  • Possible Causes of thoughts of suicide
  • Impact of ACE’s/ Adolescent Brain Development

Part 2

  • Population-based approach to suicide prevention
  • Suicide Prevention-Intervention Postvention
  • Partnership working – First Aid Approach
  • “I’m really glad you told me”® – school film audio visual

Part 3

  • Meeting the needs of a person who is thinking about suicide
  • Suicide-Safety Guide – 3 Step Model
  • Step 1 – Recognise and asking about suicide
  • Step 2 – Understanding and exploring options

Part 4

  • Step 3 – Helping you cope
  • Suicide-safety and self-care
  • Future learning

“I thoroughly enjoyed the course and got a lot out of the session. It will definitely help me in my working supporting children, young people and families.”

– SFA Learner (Gwent County Council)

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