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Thinking of Suicide?

Are you, or is a young person you know, not coping with life? For confidential suicide prevention advice contact HOPELINEUK. We are open 9am–12am (midnight) every day of the year:

Upcoming sessions

Upcoming Sessions

PAPYRUS deliver presentations, tutorials and training to increase the skills, knowledge and understanding that underpin and encourage Suicide Prevention and suicide-safer communities

Whether you want to develop your own understanding or that of your community or organisation, our education and training products can meet your needs

We endeavour to make our training as accessible as possible. When making a booking please share details of any additional learning or access needs. This will allow our trainers to prepare and make reasonable adjustments

Read our ‘Healthy Education and Training Best Practice’ Resource for COVID-19 here

Please click on the links below for more information on open sessions including dates and cost, or email to commission a session.

  • SP-ARK (Suicide Prevention Awareness, Resource, Knowledge)

    SP-ARK (30 minutes): An introduction to Suicide Prevention. The key objectives are

    • To increase awareness of Suicide and Suicide Prevention
    • To provide information about PAPYRUS – Prevention of Young Suicide
    • To develop Hope and encourage action for a suicide safer community
    • To understand the importance of self-care.

    Please note, SP-ARK is an awareness session and not a skills building training session.



  • SP-OT (Suicide Prevention Overview Tutorial)

    SP-OT (90 minutes): What EVERYONE needs to know The key objectives are

    •  To understand the prevalence and impact of suicide
    • To explore the language, and the challenges, when talking openly about suicide
    • To recognise the ‘signs’ that may indicate someone is having thoughts of suicide
    • To consider how we can all contribute to a suicide safer community.

    Cost: £25pp 

  • SP-EAK (Suicide Prevention Explore, Ask, Keep-safe)

    SP-EAK (3.5 hours) Aims to teach skills to people who have pastoral care or responsibility for young people. The key objectives are

    • To consider the attitudes, myths and stigma that surround suicide
    • To recognise and explore the ‘signs’ that may indicate someone is having thoughts of suicide
    • To encourage an open, safe and sensitive conversation about suicide with a person having thoughts of suicide
    • To support a safety plan with someone thinking of suicide.

    Cost: £55pp (£60pp in London)

  • ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)

    ASIST (2 days): A two day, skills building workshop that prepares caregivers to provide suicide first aid interventions. The key objectives for you to learn to

    • To consider personal and societal attitudes to suicide
    • To learn the most widely used suicide prevention model in the world
    • To recognise, and act on, the signs that someone is having thoughts of suicide
    • To seek a shared understanding of the reasons for thoughts of suicide and identify reasons for living
    • To review current risk and develop a joint plan to keep someone safe from suicide, signposting for further help and community resources as needed.

    Cost: £165pp

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