Our Suicide Prevention Training

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Suicide doesn’t discriminate. 


Suicide is a devastating act and takes more lives per year in the UK than lives lost in accidents on all our roads. But we can have an impact on this devastating act through learning skills to support a person with suicidal thoughts to consider life options.

SCHEMA is a one-day suicide prevention training programme that is designed to develop suicide intervention skills to support people from all walks of life to assist individuals with thoughts of suicide to consider life as an option.

With a long history of working directly in the mental health and suicide prevention health and social care arena, Common Unity and partner organisation, Forward For Life have developed the SCHEMA programme. A one day programme tailored to provide delegates with knowledge around suicide and the skills to support an individual who may be thinking of taking their own life. 

This training opportunity is suitable for both professionals and community members and utilises a range of approaches to support delegates to…

• Spot the signals of possible suicide ideation
• Ask the right questions
• Explore with empathy
• Assess level of risk and forward plan
• Enable short-term support
• Consider appropriate signposting
• Access further supportive information
• Learn the skills that can save lives and promote hope for the future

What our delegates have told us about SCHEMA:

"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."

"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."


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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.