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About Suicide Prevention Training

What are the signs of suicide risk and how do we spot them? Our training courses will:

  • Increase awareness and knowledge of suicide and how it is recorded
  • Introduce practical steps about how to respond to someone who may be at risk of suicide
  • Make you feel more confident about spotting the signs of suicide

There are full-day, half-day and one hour introduction sessions available.

 “An excellent course – I was able to use the information with a patient the next day”

 “I feel more confident in working with clients who may be suicidal”

“It was a supportive atmosphere with people from a range of experiences and organisations”

Voluntary Sector

This is a one day training course for those employed in the charity or voluntary sector and includes sports clubs, community groups and healthcare providers. They are incredibly popular with a 98% excellence rating for 2017.

2018 Training Dates


17 May 10am - 4pm


22 June 10am - 4pm


27 July 10am - 4pm

Hemel Hempstead

28 September 10am - 4pm


12 October 10am - 4pm

London Colney

30 November 10am - 4pm

Stanstead Abbots

17 December 10am - 4pm

To book your place or join the waiting list

Email: hpft.spotthesigns@nhs.net Tel: 07464 527460. Extra dates may be added owing to demand. For the latest news and training dates subscribe to our Newsletter. To subscribe to our newsletter click here

Professionals working with Young People

This is a four hour training session for professionals working with young people aged 10-20 years, including teachers, youth workers, and sports coaches. It focuses specifically on suicide risk in young people and how to support and manage this. It would also be suitable for any establishments working with young adults (ie 16-25 years) due to the transition period for this age group.

2018 Training Dates


13 June 9.30am – 1.30pm


11 September 9.30am – 1.30pm

St Albans

13 November 9.30am – 1.30pm

To book your place or request an in-house session

Email: naomi.jackson@hertfordshiremind.org

In-house sessions can be delivered to organisations/consortiums with 15 or more delegates. If you require an extended or specialised training session please email Naomi to discuss.


Spot the Signs suicide prevention training is offered directly to GPs across Hertfordshire. If you or your surgery would like training, please contact hpft.spotthesigns@nhs.net


The Spot the Signs and Save a Life organisational training will help businesses support the mental health and wellbeing of their employees. This includes a resource pack, support services, in-house training and information sessions, and on-going support and promotion of the campaign and your business. For further information contact hpft.spotthesigns@nhs.net  




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