1 in 5 people will experience serious thoughts of suicide during their lifetime. Loss of life to suicide is of national concern – it’s the leading cause of death in several population groups – and the evidence is that it’s preventable.
During the pandemic, suicide is likely to increase. That means you’re likely to know someone – a friend, family member or colleague – who is affected or to be affected yourself.
The problem is there’s still a lot of stigma attached to mental health and suicide, and people shy away from the issue. People often don’t feel comfortable talking about it – they feel that shouldn’t ask about suicide, that they don’t know what to say or how to respond if someone is having those feelings.
This course gives you greater understanding and teaches a simple method to give you skills and confidence in supporting someone who feels suicidal.
You will qualify as a Gatekeeper, an internationally recognised qualification awarded by the QPR Institute.