Free Suicide Prevention Resources

Research tells us that if we’re concerned someone might be feeling suicidal, then it’s important to ask them about suicide. This can be difficult, so listed below are links to free suicide prevention training and resources. The aim of the resources is to increase your confidence to ask about suicide, and to help you challenge stigma, raise awareness, and signpost people to support.

Click the blue dropdown headings to find the resources most appropriate for you. The resources include:

  • links to local and national support services and self-care resources
  • suicide prevention resources
  • resources for people bereaved or affected by suicide
  • resources for people who feel suicidal
  • resources for people concerned that someone else might be feeling suicidal

You'll find additional free resources, to promote mental health and wellbeing here.

Support if someone is feeling suicidal

Click the blue dropdown heading below for details of support services.

Support services & self-care

Suicide prevention resources

Click the blue dropdown headings below for links to free suicide prevention resources. The resources include booklets, factsheets, guides for schools and colleges and toolkits for employers. Further down the page you'll find details of suicide bereavement resources.

Stepping Up Flowchart: Identifying suicide risk and keeping people safe Localresource

Free Suicide Awareness online training from Zero Suicide Alliance (ZSA) 

Health Education England & Public Health England

How to start that difficult conversation

Keep safe plans

Let’s Keep Talking - campaign posters Localresource

Mental Health at Work - various resources

Mind - information sheets

National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA) - various resources

NO MORE Suicide website - various resources Localresource

PAPYRUS - various resources

Rethink Mental Illness - factsheet

Stay Alive App Localresource

Zero Suicide Alliance - various resources

Resources for people bereaved or affected by suicide

Click the blue dropdown headings below for details of suicide bereavement resources. 

AMPARO: support following suicide - poster Localresource

Help is at Hand - booklet

Lived Experience Network for Self-Harm and Suicide Prevention Localresource

Rethink Mental Illness - factsheet

Samaritans’ Step by Step - various resources

Suicide Bereavement UK - various resources

Support After Suicide Partnership - various resources

Bereavement support services

For details of bereavement support services, rather than downloadable resources:

  1. Click one of the blue, age-related buttons above
  2. Scroll down to the dark heading “Information and support”.
  3. Then click the heading “Organisations offering bereavement support”. (On the children and young people's page the heading is "Organisations which offer support when someone has died"

Some of the services listed in the bereavement support section, specialise in supporting people bereaved, or affected by suicide.