SFA Tutor Development Programme

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Do you want to provide the only UK developed, internationally recognised, independently evaluated programme, described as the gold standard in suicide prevention training?

Dates for UK based events are now live for 2019, in Cardiff, London, Manchester and Birmingham.

 08 – 11 July 2019 – Cardiff

17 – 20 September 2019 – London 

07 – 10 October 2019 – Birmingham

04 – 07 November 2019 – Cardiff

09 – 12 December 2019 – London 

For more information please email Fiona Aldred 


Associate Tutors attend a 5-day teaching programme to learn the workshop materials, delivery and knowledge, and to deepen their understanding of the learning outcomes. Successful completion of a reflective practice journal after a mentor- supported delivery of their 1st programme provides a complete suicide prevention training development programme accredited by C&G of London.

Upon completion, tutors are licensed to provide SFA: Suicide First Aid

5-day Development Programme and SFA Licence fee: £2500

Associate Tutor Business Model

Successful completion of the ATT development programme will result in the creation of a license between SFA: Suicide First Aid (the Approved Centre by C&G) and the Tutor. This license provides Tutors with the opportunity to deliver SFA training programmes, within the terms and conditions of the license.

In summary, Tutors:

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Further guidance and expressions of interest

The choice to professionally and personally invest in suicide prevention education programme delivery can be a hugely rewarding decision, but it is not one that needs to be made without guidance from people already involved. If you or your organisation are interested in becoming involved in a fast-growing area of interest across the world, please contact a Programme Developer or SFA Mentor at The National Centre for Suicide Prevention Training UK, for an informal discussion.

All persons involved with the development of this programme have remarkable experience in suicide prevention and are some of the most experienced educators in the world. We are always looking for people with the same motivation, values and beliefs to join our team and work with us to increase suicide awareness and help practitioners and community members grow their skill set, so to enhance the opportunities for people with thoughts of suicide to access the help they need to stay safe from suicide.


Both SFA: Suicide First Aid programmes are supported by exclusive audio visual presentations featuring international mental health campaigners Jonny Benjamin MBE and Neil Laybourn, which augment learning and allow participants to both culturally contextualise their understanding of Suicide First Aid, in addition to relate directly to the Stranger on the Bridge experience. “I’m really glad you told me”, produced in 2016, additionally features colleague relationships and the use of Employee Assistance Programmes to support suicide-safety and wellbeing


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