When it comes to physical First Aid, many of us know what to do to help and it’s easy to find training, support and guidance should we wish to provide it for others. When it comes to Suicide First Aid, however, most of us wouldn’t know where to go to receive training nor even know who to turn to at work or within our communities should the need arise.
Luckily, there are proven training courses available. And we’d like to train 625 people to become Suicide First Aiders within their communities - so that, collectively we can prevent this tragic loss of life.
Approximately 5,700 people take their own lives in the UK every year – compared to 1,700 killed by road traffic accidents.
Initially, we’d like to train people in two types of courses - for free:
Eventually, we want to extend our training courses to include ASK - aimed specifically at those working with young people.
Your support will create a continuous network of trained Suicide First Aiders - saving lives and helping our community respond constructively to this pressing issue.
Your support will enable us to train Suicide First Aiders and save lives.
The main aspiration behind our CIC is to prevent suicide and create a sustained, resourced and supported network of trained Suicide First Aiders across the county and beyond.
Our work is inspired by LivingWorks – an international organisation based in Canada who have pioneered community-based programs focused on prevention, intervention and increasing awareness.
We're committed to making our community more suicide safe and suicide aware through our training programmes. We're also passionate about raising the profile of the issues around suicide and reducing stigma.