Suicide prevention training

Samaritans: How to support someone you're worried about - 

​If you're worried about someone who might be struggling, Samaritans have put some helpful information together on the signs to look out for (including online situations), what to do, where to get help, and looking after yourself. You can find out more here.

Zero Suicide Alliance Gateway training -

A very brief (5 - 10 minutes) introduction to suicide awareness. This gives you tips on how to approach someone if you are worried they may be considering taking their own life.  This is accessible and available to anyone. 

Zero Suicide Alliance "Suicide: Let's Talk" eLearning training - 

A more in-depth 20 minute free online suicide awareness training which aims to give you the skills and confidence to help someone who may be considering suicide. It focuses on breaking stigma and encourages open conversations.  This is accessible and available to anyone. 

Grassroots Real Talk About Suicide: Interactive Film -

A free interactive film that helps guide the viewer as they make choices to support someone with suicidal thoughts and behaviours.  

"We need to talk about suicide" eLearning training -

60-90 minute free online suicide prevention training for those who come into contact with members of the public (in any role) so that they know how to spot the signs of mental distress, and are comfortable talking about suicide.

Funded suicide prevention/intervention training -

More in-depth training is available free of charge to those working in the public, voluntary and community sectors that support those who may be at risk of suicide in Gloucestershire. These include;

  • Let's Talk Suicide Prevention - developed by Harmless, Let's Talk Suicide Prevention is available as a 1-day course (online and split over two sessions) suicide awareness/prevention course
  • ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) - developed by LivingWorks, ASIST is a 2-day (face-to-face) suicide first aid course. This is currently on hold due to Covid-19 restrictions

Contact the Healthy Lifestyles Service ( to find out if you're eligible to attend and to book on a course. You may be referred to the Public Health team ( for further information.

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