Please note that in line with current government guidance related to coronavirus all our suicide awareness training has been postponed until after the end of May 2020.

Every Mind Matters has now released expert advice and top tips on how to look after your mental wellbeing if you need to stay at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. It also includes guidance if you’re feeling worried or anxious about the outbreak.
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Derbyshire County Council have also created a website to provide the people of Derbyshire with information about a variety of issues (including emotional health and wellbeing) relating to coronavirus. Please see the Derbyshire County Council website pages.

In the meantime if you need more urgent assistance please see the “Help in a crisis” section below.

Why do we need Suicide Awareness Training?

On average, 16 people kill themselves each day in the UK. 
Men are 3 times as likely to take their own lives as women. 

RAD's suicide awareness project exists to raise awareness and help prevent suicide. We believe that suicide is everybody’s concern, and that individual tragedies can be prevented.

RAD has been delivering suicide awareness training (SAT) throughout Derbyshire since 2009.

What training do we provide?

We deliver SAT which is free to delegates in Derbyshire (excluding Derby City) and is funded by Public Health at Derbyshire County Council.

We can also deliver private SAT seminars for your organisation. To discuss your requirements and pricing please contact us using the form below. 

SAT Private Training Enquiry Form

For general enquiries please email [email protected]

Who is free SAT training for?

Do you work in either a paid or voluntary capacity with the public, or are you a community representative?

We have trained people from a variety of public facing roles in the voluntary, public and private sector.

What does the training cover?

This free half-day training enables participants to:

  • Examine their own attitudes and those of society 
  • Find out about (and challenge) the myths that surround suicide
  • Discover possible suicide risk factors and warning signs
  • Find out how they might help someone at risk of suicide
  • Take advantage of a great networking opportunity

How do I book?

Go to our Training page for details of the training seminars and how to book them.

Training Dates

If you have a question or you would like to enquire about the training, please complete the Enquiry Form.

Help in a crisis

If you're thinking about suicide or going through a difficult time, you don’t have to face these thoughts and feelings alone, help is available.

Call the Samaritans on 116 123 (free 24 hours)

Get help for yourself now:

Help someone else: