Health Education England and Public Health England have brought out a new suicide prevention course, We need to talk about suicide: helping everyone to feel more confident to talk about suicide. This is accessible through the e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) portfolio through CPPE’s website.
Suicide is a sensitive subject and one that many people find difficult to discuss. However, two-thirds of people who take their own lives are unknown to mental health services. This e-learning course has been developed by a range of experts to help reduce the stigma around suicide and create confidence in discussing it.
This programme is aimed at non-mental health practitioners and is designed to be as accessible as possible. Through four interactive video scenarios, this course aims to help learners identify warning signs and support on how to speak to someone that may be having suicidal thoughts. It gives the learner an opportunity to reflect on their learning, rather than taking a formal assessment. The entire course takes around 60-90 minutes to complete and can be broken up into smaller sections.
Although learners usually need to pay to access the e-LfH portfolio, it is free to access for GPhC members through the CPPE website here.