Samaritans suicide prevention training in Camden and Islington

Samaritans delivers suicide prevention training for individuals as part of Rethink Mental Illness' contract with Camden and Islington Councils. This course is free to anyone who lives, works, studies or volunteers in the two boroughs.

Due to COVID-19 guidelines, this course is now delivered remotely via the internet. The course is delivered in two consecutive, three-hour sessions over one day.

This interactive course is fully facilitated by a Samaritans Trainer. For more detail regarding course content or to book a place, please click on the Eventbrite link below which includes a full course outline and booking form.* 

Managing Suicidal Conversations - Course objectives

At the end of this course attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the scale of the problem
  • Recognise the factors that can lead to suicide
  • Recognise signs of distress and suicidal thoughts
  • Understand and acknowledge suicidal thoughts and feelings
  • Show that you have listened, heard and understood
  • Understand how talking about suicidal thoughts and feelings can be beneficial
  • Feel confident to talk to someone who is feeling suicidal
  • Signpost people to support.

The course is aimed at delegates whose job/volunteer role could bring them into contact with a suicidal person, providing them with the knowledge and skills to provide support to an individual.

If you or someone you know requires emotional support, please call Samaritans’ free helpline 116 123.

Managing Suicidal Conversations course*

Course date

Session times

Eventbrite link

12 October 2021



18 November 2021



*Subject to further eligibility criteria and terms and conditions.

In the first instance you must reserve your place by booking on the Eventbrite link. Attendance at all sessions is required to ensure you receive a certificate.

To find out more about Samaritans’ other training courses, you can visit the Samaritans website and make an online enquiry using the enquiry form

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