Level 2 Certificate In Self Harm Suicide Awareness & Prevention

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Jaroslaw Marczuk


The suicide rate for men in England and Wales is at its highest rate in two decades. With an ‘alarming’ rise in self-harm also reported in England, it is clear that raising awareness and support around these issues is vital.
The Level 2 Certificate in Self-harm and Suicide Awareness and Prevention qualification has been designed to examine all areas surrounding these sensitive topics. Learners will discover how to recognise the signs of self-harm and suicidal thoughts, as well as how to approach an individual they believe is experiencing this. They will look at managing and minimising self-harm risk, and finally, how to support individuals dealing with grief after suicide.
This course is comprised of four units: Introduction to suicide and self-harm awareness, Recognising the signs of suicide and self-harm in individuals, The principles of suicide and self-harm prevention and Support for individuals when dealing with grief after suicide.

Who Is Suitable?

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 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.

What You Will Learn

This course is split into four manageable units:
Unit 1: Introduction to suicide and self-harm awareness
Unit 2: Recognising the signs of suicide and
self-harm in individuals
Unit 3: Principles of suicide and self-harm prevention
Unit 4: Support for individuals when dealing with grief after suicide


• Gain a nationally recognised qualification
• Create a long-standing career pathway within the mental health care sector
• Courses are delivered via distance learning, allowing learners to choose when and where to study
• Increase your awareness of self-harm and suicide and be able to better support individuals on both a personal and professional level
• Engaging and interactive activities that stretch learners’ thinking and help put their new, extended knowledge into practice
• Study will develop learners’ knowledge, skills and confidence to enhance their future work and life.

Learning Method

Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study.
This course is available: online

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