Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention (Virtual Training Course)

Event code MA 20/143 
Event description Every suicide is a tragic event which has a devastating impact on the friends and family of the victim, and can be felt across the whole community. While the events and circumstances leading to each suicide will be different, there are a number of areas where action can be taken to help prevent loss of life.

The Kent and Medway Suicide Prevention Strategy (2015-2020) recommends that as many people as possible are trained in mental health and suicide prevention training.

Course outline:
- introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences
- Understanding Self-Harm
- Suicide Awareness
- Helpful strategies and support

The workshop is suitable for anyone interested in the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. This includes people who work or volunteer with children and young people, as well as individuals / parents who want to learn more about how to support children and young people in a personal capacity.

The course will be delivered via Zoom. Joining instructions will be sent a few days before the event date.
Training objectives Key outcomes for this workshop include:
- Increased awareness of suicide prevention in children and young people
- Increased confidence to reduce suicide risk
- Increased awareness of support services (via post-course information provided) 
Subject areas Safeguarding Children (Multi-Agency)
Target audience
Children and Families Multi Agency Workforce
target audience
Qualification level
To be confirmed, To be confirmed, XXXX XXX
Training Provider Kent Safeguarding Children Multi-agency Partnership (KSCMP)
Admin contact Catherine Hampson (
Part of SLA? Yes
SLA(s) KSCB Subscriber
Kent LA cost
Other LA/Academy cost
Independent/PVI cost
Funding information This is a free course.
Start date Monday 9 November 2020
Times 1:30pm-5pm
Number of sessions 1