Suicide Prevention Training During COVID-19


During these unusual times we are unable to offer face to face suicide prevention training (ASIST, safeTALK & suicideTALK).

Until we can recommence this training we would like to highlight the online training offered by the Zero Suicide Alliance (a collaborative of NHS Trusts, businesses and individuals all committed to suicide prevention in the UK). The training has an evidence base and follows the principles of ASIST and Safetalk.

The Zero Suicide Alliance is ultimately concerned with improving support for people contemplating suicide by raising awareness of, and promoting, FREE suicide prevention training which is accessible to all. There are two levels to the training:

Gateway Training that gives those who are interested a taster of how to approach someone who is struggling and takes about 10 minutes.

Advanced Training that takes around 25 minutes to complete and gives the skills and awareness to recognize when someone may be contemplating taking their own life.

Please note the following supports available in Scotland & Lanarkshire
Crisis Support                        

0800 1111 For Children and young people

Samaritans (24hrs)         
116 123                                           

NHS 24 (Out of hours)     

Breathing Space               
0800 83 85 87  (Mon- Thur 6pm- 2am, Fri 6pm- Mon 6am)

HopeLine UK                     
0800 068 4141  


Other Useful Contacts:

NHS Lanarkshire’s Psychological Wellbeing Line     
01698 687 567  

NHS Inform-                         
0800 22 44 88 

Cruse Scotland                                                         
0845 600 2227 Bereavement support 

Parentline Scotland                                                   
0800 800 22 22

National Debt Line Scotland                                     
0808 808 4000

National Domestic Abuse Helpline                           
0800 027 1234


South Lanarkshire

South Lanarkshire Infoline                                           
0330 3000 133 Freephone mental health & wellbeing information

South Lanarkshire Social Work                                     
0303 123 1008 (office hours & out of hours)

Homelessness Services Office                                     
0303 123 1012

Homelessness Out of hours/emergency                       
0800 24 20 24


North Lanarkshire                                                                    

Well Informed                                                                 
0800 073 0918 Freephone mental health & wellbeing information                                                                 

Out of hours social work                                                   
0800 121 4114

Homelessness out of hours /emergency                               
0800 953 2424

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