SCHEMA – An Approach to Suicide Prevention

SCHEMA is a suicide prevention course that supports professionals and community members in effectively helping people with suicidal thoughts.

Suicide doesn’t discriminate

Death by suicide is devastating and far reaching across our communities. It takes 3 times more lives per year in the UK than lives lost in accidents on all our roads. The most recent data tells us that over 5821 people died in the UK by suicide in one year. That means that every day, 16 people take their own lives in the UK.

But we can have an impact on this devastating act through learning skills to support a person with suicidal thoughts to consider life as an achievable plan

SCHEMA: An approach to suicide prevention

This course has been being designed and developed by experienced facilitators and practitioners in the fields of suicide prevention, mental health and well-being.

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Who is SCHEMA for?

The SCHEMA suicide prevention course is suitable for all walks of life and this is because suicidal behaviour occurs across all our communities and is everybody’s responsibility. Whatever your background, by attending SCHEMA you will feel better prepared to support someone who has suicidal thoughts.

What would I learn?

By attending this suicide prevention training you will learn skills in how to –

Spot the signals of possible suicide ideation

Ask the right questions

Explore with empathy

Assess level of risk and develop a life-plan

Enable short-term support

Consider appropriate signposting

Learn the skills that can save lives and promote hope for the future

Who should not attend

Although we feel that learning the skills to support someone who is thinking about suicide is important for all, we also recognise that because of the nature of this training, some people/groups should not attend.

These are:

Those under the age of 16

People who have recently been bereaved by suicide

Individuals who have recently attempted to take their own life.

If you wish to discuss attendance with one of our facilitators to help you decide if this training is right for you, then all you have to do is get in touch with us on 07585776800 or email:

SCHEMA : An approach to suicide prevention delegates 2018

What our delegates say about SCHEMA

“This was a really useful course both for professionals and people who know someone with a mental health issue. Infact, it’s useful for anyone who knows anyone who might need support”

“It was a great day and I feel much more confident now talking to people both as a professional and a friend.”

“Great days training. Reinforced my own practice and learnt new ways of working. Trainers very knowledgeable.”

Fantastic course; Very knowledgeable facilitators who used simple and precise methods to make course content very clear. Thank-you.”

“Will definitely recommend to others, friends and professionals. It helped me to think about suicide in a structured way to help with immediate and long term support.”


Date: 9th May 2019


Time: 9am – 5pm (Both days mandatory)

Venue: Common Unity, Lozells Methodist Church Centre, 163 Gerrard Street, Birmingham. B19 2AH

Light Refreshments Provided

Lunch is NOT provided for this training

Early Bird Delegate Rate: £105 – Available until 9th April 2019

Standard Delegate Rate: £120

Limited to 14 Delegate Places

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Forward For Life Social Enterprise operates with the central belief that although there are many challenges that exist across and within our communities, solutions to these challenges are also to be found across and within our communities. Forward For Life as a Social Enterprise works towards realising opportunities in which inequalities are reduced and opportunities for enhanced well-being and improved quality of life is an achievable expectation across all our communities.