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Working effectively with Suicidality

Suicide Prevention Training:
Using your existing skills to work effectively with suicide.

This is a 2-day course from a UK leading provider of training in mental health and related areas. We bring this APT-Accredited course to your own organisation, for maximum cost-effectiveness, and up to 15 people can attend.

Executive Summary:

Working with people who are considering suicide is qualitatively different from working with depression for example, rather like rescuing someone who is drowning is different from teaching someone to swim. And yet most clinicians don’t want to learn a complete new set of skills that they only use when they are working with suicidality, they want to adapt their pre-existing skills in an effective way. If you are amongst those many clinicians, then this 2-day course is for you.

This course aims for you to become relaxed and optimistic about seeing suicidal people, because you will know how to give them hope, and how to deliver as well as possible on that hope.

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Who should attend:

Professionals who possess good clinical skills and see mainly non-suicidal patients, but sometimes see people who are at risk of suicide, whether in residential facilities, outpatient facilities or in the community.

Note: the age of the people you see is immaterial, it is a fallacy that it is 'mainly young men' who take their own lives. Suicide is one of the top causes of death in young men because other illnesses are less prevalent at that age. Suicide itself however continues through the years.

Equally on gender, although some people make the point that three times as many men than women end their own lives in the UK, it is still the case that 1,500 women do so every year, a substantial figure.

Course aims:

The course covers:

What this course will do for you:

What you receive as a result of attending the training:

You will be registered as having attended the course, thereby gaining APT's Level 1 accreditation, and receive a certificate to this effect. The accreditation gives you access to online resources associated with the course.

Your registration lasts indefinitely, and your accreditation lasts for 3 years and is renewable by sitting an online refresher which also upgrades your accreditation to APT Level 2 if you are successful in the associated online exam.

Your accreditation is given value by the fact of over 100,000 people having attended APT training. See APT accreditation for full details.

How can I make a booking?

Option 1: Bring the course to your organisation:

We bring this 2-day course to your own organisation for a fixed, all-inclusive fee of £3,250 plus VAT and up to 15 people can attend.

To book, call (UK) 0116 241 8331, or click the button:

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Option 2: 'Train the Trainer':

If you or a colleague are a senior professional (e.g. consultant psychologist) and have a talent for communication and teaching, then you are welcome to apply to become an APT-accredited tutor. You could then tutor the course - or your chosen modules from it - in your own organisation, under license.

This is not only a highly appropriate use of senior professionals, but it also saves your organisation the tutor-component of the fee (around 50%) each time you run it or your chosen modules.

To see the full benefits of this and to see whether you are eligible, click the button:

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APT Accreditation

As a bona fide APT event, this course automatically has accreditation from The Association for Psychological Therapies. This means (i) that it contains the right amount of relevant information for its duration, and (ii) the information is presented in an engaging way, and in a way that will make it likely to be used after the course. APT verifies the accreditation by publishing the delegates' average ratings of relevance and presentation-quality for all its accredited courses. The accreditation is given value by over 100,000 professionals having attended APT courses.

Quick Links


Suicide Prevention  ❯


Suicide-Risk Assessment and Management  ❯


Building a Life Worth Living: Psychosocial Interventions for Suicidality™  ❯


Using your existing skills to work effectively with suicide  ❯


Suicide Awareness  ❯

Feedback Ratings

Feedback Ratings.

We continuously monitor the quality of our training by obtaining feedback on the two key scales of relevance and presentation from every course delegate. Below are the average ratings, taken from the last ten runnings of the course that preceded this training.

Average Presentation rating: 96%

Average Relevance rating: 96%



*These statistics were last updated in September 2018.

Written Feedback

Written Feedback.

APT prides itself on the feedback we receive about our courses. Below are just some of the great comments our suicide prevention courses have received.

"I have found this course one of the most interesting, thought provoking and inspiring courses I have been on and will definitely take my new knowledge forward in my practice."

"At my level, communication and interpersonal skills training in such a topic is an excellent opportunity to help develop my skills to motivate and train my team. I am sure this course will be beneficial to our unit and the client group."

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