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The Suicide Prevention Programme: Be The Light


People spend a third of their lives at work. One in five adults say they have had suicidal thoughts at some point of their lives. Given these statistics, it is likely that in your career you may work with someone who is struggling to cope and may be thinking about taking their own life. Suicide is a difficult subject to talk about but we all have a crucial role to play in suicide prevention and there are lots of things that can be done to make a positive difference and have a life-saving conversation.

This one-day training programme draws on best practice guidance based on research by academic leaders on global suicide prevention, such as the University of Glasgow and the University of Salford.

It is a customised programme, based on regional established programmes such as Suicide First Aid, ASIST Suicide Prevention, and PABBS ‘Postvention Assisting those Bereaved By Suicide’. Training content is designed based on the latest global research, including recent studies in neurodiversity and suicide risk.

The aim of this training is to provide delegates with the awareness and strategies to recognise signs of an employee or colleague at risk. Attending the programme will equip delegates with the insight to follow positive and practical steps to support an employee in need with confidence by following a recommended process.

Modules and Objectives

Module 1: Understanding Suicide
  • Context and the current situation
  • Risk and protective factors
  • Mental health conditions
  • Warning signs
  • Ripple effects and impacts in society
  • Social media aspects
Module 2: Bereavement Support
  • Impact of sudden, traumatic loss
  • Stages of grieving
  • Ways of dealing with loss
  • Emotional awareness
  • Complicated grieving after suicide bereavement
  • Support and signposting
Module 2: Future Prevention
  • Spotting the warning signs
  • Risk assessing
  • The needs of the person at risk
  • Starting and handling the conversation well
  • Increasing safety and connecting with support
  • Empathy and communication skills
  • Keeping yourself safe 

Case Study: Wellity were commissioned to deliver a Suicide Prevention Ambassador programme across 7 global regions for an international engineering organisation.

The brief referenced multiple cases of suicide over the last 12 months and a company wide commitment to addressing the issue.

Wellity worked with the client to promote the role, screen applications and onboard suitable employees before commencing the training programme rollout.

Attendees completed a pre-learning and post-learning survey to measure knowledge gain. The programme completed in March 2023 with a knowledge gain greater than 40% in all key areas, including confidence in preventing suicide, recognising risk, and approaching concerns. We also received 100% recommendation rates from all attendees and 100% commitment to attending monthly support/supervision sessions.

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