Suicide Prevention - e-Learning for Healthcare
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About the Suicide Prevention programme

“We need to talk about suicide: helping everyone to feel more confident to talk about suicide” is an e-learning programme that has been developed for the wider public health workforce including voluntary sector, emergency services, prison staff and prison listeners and all staff in health and social care.

Almost everyone thinking about suicide doesn’t want to stop living – they just want to stop the pain and distress they are feeling. Talking about suicide does not make someone more likely to take their own lives. Another person showing compassion and care can only make things better, not worse.

The purpose of this programme is to support the ambition of reducing the stigma associated with suicide, to help everyone see that simply asking someone how they are and talking about suicide can really help. The programme supports learning and development in suicide competence at Level One.

The programme is based on four storylines of people who are at increased risk of dying by suicide.  During these four video scenarios, the learner will have the opportunity to reflect on their own learning. The learner will be able to complete the entire programme at once, which takes approximately between 60 and 90 minutes, or complete at their own pace in smaller sections.

Additional information

The learning is specifically aimed at making sure that everyone in contact with the public, in whatever role, knows how to spot any signs of mental distress and feel comfortable in talking about suicide.

Talking about suicide can be used as a normal part of all our interactions at home, in the workplace and in the wider community.

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Meet the team

We are grateful to the following organisations whose members provided subject expertise and contributed towards the written and video content.

The project team would like to thank everyone who agreed to be interviewed or took part in discussion groups during research for this course. All content researched, co-ordinated and produced by Hyperfine Media.

  • NHS Trusts

  • Voluntary sector support

  • Emergency services

  • Local authorities

  • Universities

  • Individual input

How to access

Available to all

The Suicide Prevention programme is freely available to access here.
Please note your progress and completion of sessions will not be recorded and you will not be able to generate a record of completion. If you require evidence of learning, please register and then log in to access this programme on the e-LfH Hub.

If you already have an account with e-LfH, then you can enrol on to the Suicide Prevention programme by logging in to the e-LfH Hub, selecting My Account > Enrolment and selecting the programme. You can then access the programme immediately in the My e-Learning section.

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To view the Suicide Prevention programme, select the View button below. If you already have an account with e-LfH, you will also be able to login and enrol on the programme from the View button.

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Not an NHS organisation?

If you are not an NHS health or care organisation and therefore do not qualify for free access e-LfH Hub, you may be able to access the service by creating an OpenAthens account.

To check whether or not you qualify for free access via OpenAthens, you can view the eligibility criteria and register on the ‘OpenAthens’ portal.

Registering large numbers of users

If you are a HR, IT or Practice Manager and would like to register and enrol large numbers of staff within your organisation for access onto the Suicide Prevention programme, please contact e-LfH directly.

Organisations wishing to use their own LMS

For HR departments wanting to know more about gaining access to courses using an existing Learning Management System please contact e-LfH directly to express interest.

More information

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