Our Project

Training 625 Suicide First Aiders for Devon and Torbay

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:

  • safeTALK -  a short course aimed at anyone over 15 years of age. We’ll train 343 people in safeTALK.
  • ASIST -  a more in-depth course aimed at those with a deeper interest in suicide prevention. We’ll train 282 people in ASIST.

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. 

Support A Suicide Safer Devon

Your support will enable us to train Suicide First Aiders and save lives. 

  • Click HERE to donate via our crowdfunding campaign.

  • You can also donate via BACS Transfer to: Action to Prevent Suicide CIC, Sort Code: 08-92-99, Account no: 65839863, Reference: SFA.

  • You can also send a cheque by post  made payable to Action to Prevent Suicide CIC and send to us at: 16 Follaton Rise, Follaton Oak, Totnes TQ9 5FX.

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About Us

We're a Devon-based Community Interest Company

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.

Contact Us

Action to Prevent Suicide CIC

01803 226227

Our Affiliates

LivingWorks Education

Devon & Torbay Suicide Prevention Alliance

Orchid Community & Associates

National Suicide Prevention Alliance