Why do we need Suicide Awareness Training?

On average, 13 people kill themselves every day in England.

Men are 3 times as likely to take their own lives as women.

People most at risk of taking their own life include: those who suffer with mental illness, people who live with chronic pain, people aged 35-49 have a high suicide rate, alcohol and drug misuse.

For many people, it is a combination of events rather than a single factor that make a person vulnerable to suicide, including debt, unemployment, isolation, bereavement, relationship breakdown, imprisonment and homelessness.

RAD's Suicide Awareness project exists to raise awareness in Derbyshire of suicide.

RAD has been delivering suicide awareness training seminars throughout Derbyshire since 2009. We are funded by Public Health at Derbyshire County Council. 

Who is SAT training for?

Do you deal with vulnerable people or people who suffer mental illness? Our training is available to everyone.

We train frontline workers, healthcare assistants, mental health workers, family resource and support workers, project officers, support workers, housing staff, children centre workers, volunteers, school and college staff, police, social workers, diocese, students, probation and youth offending staff, foster carers, job centre staff and the general public.

What does the training cover?

The training seminars are FREE and run from 9.30am to 1.00pm. 

  • The myths and attitudes of suicide
  • Facts - what we know
  • Risk factors and warning signs
  • What protects
  • How to help 

How do I book?

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

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