Suicide and self-injury awareness Short Course

Suicide and self-injury awareness Short Course

The workshop aims to develop and update participants’ knowledge and skills whilst ensuring that continuing professional and personal development needs are met.

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Short Course


Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:


Delivery Method:


Course Length:

One day workshop

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

Friday 11 March 2016 (9am - 12pm)

Entry Requirements:

This course may be suitable for staff working in the emergency department, social care staff, and customer care staff e.g. GP receptionist, council frontline staff that may be the first point of contact when people have attempted to complete suicide or have self-harmed before a mental health professional is contacted.

Course Content

Course Outline:
Recent statistics released by the government suggest that rates of suicide are on the increase. In 2011 there were 6,045 suicides in people aged 15 and over in the UK, an increase of 437 compared with 2010 (ONS, 2013). In order to increase awareness of this very important issue UCLan have developed a half day workshop aimed at supporting non-specialist mental health trained staff to identify people that they come into contact with who may be at risk of suicide or self-injury and how to respond to the needs of this particular group.

Who should attend?

This workshop may be suitable for staff working in the emergency department, social care staff, and customer care staff. This includes GP receptionists, council frontline staff that may be the first point of contact when people have attempted to complete suicide or have self-harmed, before a mental health professional is contacted.

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Academic Expertise

Eve Potts is a registered mental health nurse with a clinical interest in working with people who experience suicidal ideas after a career working in A&E as a liaison nurse. Prior to joining UCLan, Eve was a lead trainer for the local trust leading on suicide and self-injury training for NHS staff.

Learning outcome & aims

You will:

  • Assess basic risk of working with people who have attempted to complete suicide or who have self-harmed
  • Learn how to engage with a person who has self-harmed or attempted to complete suicide
  • Understand the risk factors associated with suicide and self-injury

Industry links & professional accreditation

We have great links with employers including household names such as Sony, BAE Systems and Apple. We also have links with the smaller companies in the region and offer help and assistance to more than 1,000 of these – with many of our graduates staying in the region it is important we develop these relationships.

Work experience and international opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Graduate Careers

The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.


Attendee feedback from last workshop session:

‘Very interactive’

‘Really interesting and helpful’

Progression Routes

From foundation courses through to world-leading research degrees, you can study a wide range of subject areas at UCLan. Whether you want to develop your knowledge in a subject you enjoy or gain further qualifications to enhance your career, at UCLan there are numerous progression routes for you to follow.

Fees & Funding

For further information contact UCLan
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

£90 (catering and car parking are not provided) 

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this course, our comprehensive How to Apply pages will guide you through the process. Here at UCLan, our aim is to encourage you to develop your potential and we offer a flexible approach to admissions, which reflects our commitment to all those who would benefit from our courses.

These workshops are available as part of the Service Level Agreement which UCLan has with a number of local NHS Trusts. If you wish to apply using this funding please gain the support of your line manager and complete the online application through

Alternatively, self-funding applicants please book online at

If you have any questions about the workshop please contact us:
email or call 01772 893808.

About UCLan

Course Enquiries

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400