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Mind Your Mate

Suicide Prevention Skills Training

We deliver award-winning Suicide Prevention Training that helps people reduce suicide risk using the Look Listen Link model. 

The training removes the myths around suicide risk, explains why people become at risk,  shows how to identify someone who is at risk and how to safely help them by linking them to the appropriate help.
We have trained thousands of police officers and staff across the UK as well as university students, teachers, parents and the general public.

Section 1:
Understanding Suicide

  • Why do people become at higher risk of suicide

  • What can we learn from interviews with suicide attempt survivors?

  • Myths and Facts about suicide. Many of the beliefs we hold about suicide are a mixture of myth and fact.

  • An opportunity to ask about statements you have heard about suicide risk e.g. are left-handed people at higher risk of suicide?

Section 2:
Damaged Emotional Resilience Increases Suicide Risk

  • Damaged emotional resilience is one of the elements of the suicidal mind

  • How emotional resilience protects us from common mental disorders including clinical depression

  • The two qualities of emotional resilience

  • Risk and protective factors in your life that affect your emotional resilience

  • Damaged emotional resilience as an early warning sign

Section 3:

Clinical Depression and Suicide Risk

  • What is clinical depression?

  • Recovery from clinical depression – what works?

  • The suicide triangle and the five elements of the suicidal mind

  • Suicidal escalation and de-escalation

  • World Health Organisation evidence of how to reduce the number of people dying by suicide

  • Understanding why might someone at risk of suicide may not ask for help.

Section 4:
Using the Look Listen Link Model 

  • Evidence we can save someone: The bridge between suicide and life

  • What happens after someone does not complete suicide?

  • Why someone might not try to help someone who is at heightened risk of suicide

  • LOOK: Looking for the signs that someone is at heightened risk of suicide

  • LISTEN: Using active listening to help someone talk about how they feel, helping to de-escalate suicide risk

  • LINK: Who do I link someone to? Do I need their permission? Should I ask if they have suicidal thoughts?

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