Level 2 Certificate in Self-harm and Suicide Awareness and Prevention
This qualification is aimed at anyone seeking to improve their understanding and awareness of suicide and self-harm. The knowledge individuals will gain is not sector-specific but can be applied to a broad range of personal and professional situations.
Individuals who may find this self-harm training course useful to their professional life include: Teachers, Mental Health Workers, Crisis Helpline Volunteers, Support Workers, individuals in a safeguarding role, parents or guardians, and others working with individuals who may be at increased risk of self-harm or suicide.
Free to study*
There are no specific entry requirements, however learners should have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.
Unit 1: Introduction to Suicide and Self-harm Awareness
Section 1: Understand what is meant by self-harm and suicide
Section 2: Understand the triggers which might cause someone to self-harm or attempt suicide
Section 3: Understand media and societal attitudes to self-harm and suicide
Unit 2: Recognising the Signs of Suicide and Self-harm in Individuals
Section 1: Signs, thoughts, feelings and behaviour
Section 2: Understand how to initially approach someone who may be self-harming or considering suicide
Unit 3: The Principles of Suicide and Self-harm Prevention
Section 1: Understand the role of conversation in the prevention of self-harm and suicide
Section 2: Understand the importance of family and friend support in the prevention of self-harm and suicide
Section 3: Know support and treatment options available to individuals and families in relation to self-harm and suicide
Unit 4: Support for Individuals when Dealing with Grief after Suicide
Section 1: Understand the role of suicide prevention campaigns
Section 2: Understand the importance of encouraging healthy coping strategies
Section 3: Understanding grief following suicide and the impact it can have on individuals
Section 4: Understand the reach of grief following suicide
Section 5: Understand the importance of support for those affected by grief following suicide
All materials are provided for you to complete the course. However, you will need access to a PC/laptop and suitable Wi-Fi to access teaching and learning.
Course length & timescale
8 to 12 weeks on average.
*Most students over the age of 19 will be able to study these courses for free, however, please contact us if you’re aged 19-23 and do not yet have a full Level 2 qualification (five GCSEs grade 9-4/A*-C, NVQ Level 2 or higher) as additional eligibility criteria may apply.
If you need help or support with any of our online distance learning courses please call us on 01904 770827 to speak to one of our Online Learning Coordinators.
Level 2 Certificate in Self-harm and Suicide Awareness and Prevention.