Suicide Prevention Training Opportunities available to everyone

On average, two people die from suicide in Scotland every day. Suicide can affect anyone and everyone can help. ChooseLife, NHS Tayside and Perth & Kinross Council are working together in order to provide new training courses for the public and professionals to help further prevent suicide in the area.

If you're worried that someone else is suicidal, ask them - asking someone directly about their feelings can help them. If you are feeling suicidal, the best thing to do is talk. The Suicide Prevention Training courses available can make you feel more comfortable having open conversations about Suicide and linking the person affected to sources of support. The training aims to give individuals the ability to recognise the signs of suicidal thoughts, recognise invitations to help, and reach out and offer support.

The ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) 2 Day Course is designed to help all in communities to become more willing, ready and able to help people at risk of suicide. The training is free and open to anyone.

A SafeTALK 4 hour course is aimed at giving participants the skills to recognise that someone may be suicidal and to connect the person to someone with suicide intervention skills. It is designed for organisations that already have ASIST trained helpers in place to maximise intervention as the main suicide prevention focus. The SafeTALK course is also free and open to all.

The ASIST 2 Day Course will take place on 6th & 7th February 2018 and the SafeTALK ½ Day Course will be available on 14th December 2017 or 15th January 2018.

To book your place on your preferred date or to receive more information about the learning opportunities please email MHTraining@pkc.gov.uk

You can find out more about what is happening locally on our Suicide Prevention page.