'Suicide Awareness' is a half-day course from the Association for Psychological Therapies (APT), a leading provider of accredited courses for professionals working in mental health and related areas.
It is the only Suicide Awareness training that is APT-accredited and also gives you access to APT’s relevant downloadable resources for use post-course. The course is available for teams and individuals and can be attended face-to-face or online.
This short course is designed to raise your awareness of the importance of suicide and inform you about some of the key questions. Specifically:
Professionals who 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.
Equally on gender, although some people make the point that about three times as many men than women end their own lives in the United States, it is still the case that a substantial number of women do so every year.
Booking this training is easy...
For teams and organizations:
Option 1: Online Live and Exclusive course:
Live and interactive online course, delivered via Zoom or Teams* exclusively for your team or organization.
Price: $1,400* for a group of up to 15 people (price includes a workbook for every delegate, posted to one address, or a PDF version can be provided). Extra delegates $120 per person.
*We standardly deliver courses via Zoom (which is recommended). If you would prefer to use Microsoft Teams, there is an additional charge of $120 USD per day.
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 organization, under license.
his is not only a highly appropriate use of senior professionals, but it also saves your organization the tutor-component of the fee each time you run it or your chosen modules (50% of the 'Online Live and Exclusive' fee, regardless of whether the course is held face-to-face or online).
To see the full benefits of this and to see whether you are eligible, click the button:
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 for the last seven runnings of this course, which are updated periodically.
*This online live ratings are taken from the last five runnings of the course in this format.
APT prides itself on the feedback we receive about our courses. Below are just some of the great comments our suicide 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."