Understanding Suicide and Self-Harm


online suicide course

(Bulk discounts offered)

Accredited by:

CPD Certified

What's involved?

The first unit looks at the basics by defining what is meant by an suicide. We will then look some of the statistics around suicide to get an idea of the impact it is having. The unit will also take a look at why people take their own life, the signs and symptoms as well as the myths and facts that surround suicide.
In this unit we look at the what self-harm is, self-harm statistics and risk factors. The unit then looks into the reasons why people might self-harm, the signs and symptoms as well as the myths and facts around the subject. The unit finished by looking at some of the dos and don’ts when helping someone who is self-harming.
This unit concentrates on how you could help someone who might be suicidal or self-harming. It focuses on the practical skills required to have a meaningful conversation using the ALTER action plan. This includes skills such as non-judgmental listening, signposting and what to do if the person doesn’t want to talk.
In the final unit we focus on the some of the different types of professional help available, such as talking therapies, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and medication. The unit will also look at a number of helplines which can be used to provide support as well as what is meant by recovery.

Why should I study suicide and self-harm?

The UK has the highest rate of self-harm in Europe and suicide is the number 1 killer of males under the age of 50. With statistics like these its vital that people understand suicide and self-harm and how they can help. Within this online course you will explore these difficult topics as well as what can be done to help someone.

This course aims at improving your understanding of suicide and self-harm as well as giving you the confidence to help someone else in need. Firstly, you will cover what suicide and self-harm are, the facts and the myths, as well as the signs and symptoms. The course also looks at what you can do to help someone using the ALTER action plan and how you can start a conversation, actively listen and signpost them to appropriate help. This mental health training course finishes by looking at what resources and treatment options are available to help you or someone else.

To complete the course, it takes around 2 hours and you must pass the final multiple-choice test. After this you will have instant access to your certificate.

  • Instant access to your course upon purchase, no need to wait
  • Downloadable certificate after successful completion of final multiple-choice test
  • Free re-sits of the test if you do not pass first time
  • Course designed by industry experts
  • A fast, efficient, effective way to learn
online suicide course

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How does it work?

Instant access to your course

During the purchase process you will create your own account. Once you have bought your courses you will have instant access to their content from your unique user portal. You will also be sent a copy of the invoice via email for your records (this can also be found in your user portal).

How to complete your course

Each course is broken down into manageable units which contain videos, diagrams, written content, and a range of interactive activities such as quizzes to reinforce your learning.


Once you have completed all the content of a course, you will have the option to take the final test, which will check your knowledge from all the units. To complete the course, and gain your certificate, you must achieve at least 80% in the final multiple-choice quiz.

Getting your certificate

Once you have successfully completed your course and passed the final test you will have instant access to a downloadable PDF certificate. This will also be accessible from your user portal section any time you log in. Your certificate will have a unique ID which can be checked with us if needed.


How long does the course take to complete?

This course takes 2 hours to complete, and you can do this without any restrictions. This means you can complete the course at your own pace. And don’t worry, you can pause and come back to where you left off whenever you like. This means you can fit the course around your other commitments easily.

Will I get a certificate when I finish?

Yes, as soon as you finish this course you can immediately download a PDF version of your personalised certificate. This certificate has a unique ID, so that it can be verified with us if needed.

How long does the certificate last?

We recommend taking each course every 2 years. Although, some employers and industries may require you to complete training more frequently, as such please check with your employer if you are unsure.

What are the benefits of completing this course online?

Completing the course online allows you to study in your own time and at your own pace. You can complete the units at a time to suit you and revisit the content as much as you need. This will give you a more engaging learning experience and allow you to interact and learn the content easier.

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