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Training Courses

PAPYRUS believes that suicide is everybody’s business and only by engaging everyone can a community become suicide safer.

We have developed a series of suicide awareness raising and training packages to suit different needs and audiences.

PAPYRUS can run these sessions at a place of your choice. We also regularly organise “open” training sessions where you can book, pay and attend as individuals.

Below is an illustration of the training we currently offer:

* PAPYRUS can also train you to deliver a 30 minute awareness raising session in your community.

Suicide Awareness (90 minutes): What EVERYONE needs to know

The key objectives are

  • To become more aware of the prevalence of suicide
  • To examine personal and societal beliefs around suicide
  • To understand PAPYRUS beliefs around suicide
  • To consider how we can all contribute to a suicide safer community

Identifying and Talking About Suicide (3.5 hours) is an accredited half day course. It aims to teach skills to people who have pastoral care or responsibility for young people.

The key objectives are

  • To consider our attitudes around suicide
  • To consider ‘signs’ that may indicate someone is having thoughts of suicide – and how we ask about those
  • To understand how to listen to someone talking about suicide – and why that’s important
  • To discuss your experiences of supporting people with thoughts of suicide – and the importance of debriefing and self-care

Applied Suicide Intervention Training Skills (ASIST) (2 days): A two day, skills building workshop that prepares caregivers to provide suicide first aid interventions.

The key objectives for you to learn to

  • Consider personal and societal attitudes to suicide
  • To enable you to spot the signs that someone may be having thoughts of suicide
  • Engage them in a safe, appropriate and non-judgmental way
  • Seek a shared understanding of the reasons for thoughts of suicide and identify reasons for living
  • Review current risk and develop a joint plan to keep someone safe from suicide
  • Follow up on all safety commitments, signposting for further help and community resources as needed


View our upcoming training and book your place here.


PAPYRUS regularly organises “open” training sessions where anyone over the age of 16 can book on. We can also organise dedicated training sessions for a specific team of individuals. In the latter case the following price structure applies:

Suicide Awareness

Training Duration: 90 Minutes

Maximum number of Participants: 30

Minimum number of Participants: 8

Total Price: £250

Price for Individual: £25 (£30 in London)


Identifying and Talking About Suicide

Training Duration: 3 Hours 30 Minutes

Maximum number of Participants: 30

Minimum number of Participants: 8

Total Price: £450

Price for Individual: £55 (£60 in London) Including Certification


Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Training Duration: 2 Days

Maximum number of Participants: 30

Minimum number of Participants: 16

Total Price: £5000

Price for Individual: £165


  • The Applied Suicide Intervention Training Skills (ASIST) prices are negotiable based on the provision of venue, equipment, refreshments and other factors. Please contact the training team here if you would like to discuss this.
  • Trainer travel expenses may be applicable.
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