Most people considering suicide share their distress and their intent. Training can help us see and respond to these invitations to help. It can give you the conﬁdence to ask about suicide if you are concerned about someone’s safety. It can provide you with the tools to help prevent the immediate risk of suicide.
Choose Life: A National Strategy and Action Plan to Prevent Suicide in Scotland, and Talk to Me: The National Suicide and Self Harm Reduction Action Plan for Wales, emphasise the importance of early intervention, and the role that all front-line services should play in responding to individuals at risk, at the point at which they request help. This early response helps to reduce isolation, relieves distress and improves the chances of services working together effectively to support a person at risk of suicide.