05/07/22 – Places are still available on this module on a ‘First Come, First Served’ basis. Contact CPD Admin to book a place.

*This module is open to staff from across SWAST, however please be mindful that delivery of this module may be face-to-face, so some travel may be required. Travel costs are not supported as part of this module funding. Please contact the university directly if you have any queries about this.*

Prior to applying or expressing an interest in a module place please ensure you have checked that you meet the entry requirements.

Supporting and Managing Those at Risk of Suicide, level 3 (UZZRXT-20-3) or Master’s level (UZZRUS-20-M) module, will explore prevalence and changing trends of self-harm and suicide, from local, national and global perspectives, whilst examining ethical and legal considerations.

You will analyse: Contemporary suicide prevention strategies and initiatives, including literature on risk and suicide and the lessons learnt from inquiries.

After completing the module you will be able to demonstrate an in depth knowledge of implementing evidence based risk assessments, risk and crisis management plans, in collaboration with service users and carers and colleagues from inter-professional and interagency organisations.

You will recognise perspectives of service users, families, carers and colleagues in supporting mental wellbeing and the principles and practice of recovery, recognising how personal, professional, service user and carer dynamics can impact on partnership working.


Suicide Awareness
  • Demographics and epidemiology of suicide, suicidal behaviour
  • Groups at risk of suicide
  • Suicide and suicidal behaviour across the lifespan.
  • Suicide prevention key concepts
  • Factors contributing to suicide
Theories related to suicide
  • Biological models
  • Psychological models
  • Social/cultural models
Supporting people experiencing suicidal thoughts
  • Suicide risk assessment skills
  • Characteristics of suicidal thought and behaviour
  • Crisis intervention: hospital, voluntary (Samaritans/listeners),
  • Principles of engagement and intervention.
  • Maximising therapeutic outcome.
  • Engaging with a person who has attempted to complete suicide

Suicide bereavement support (postvention)

Learning and Teaching

Lectures, seminars, group work, problem solving exercises, critical review of research and policy, utilisation of prior knowledge, critical reflection and challenge from peers.

Independent work will include pre reading and preparation for assessment.

Study time

A maximum of 48 contact hours will be face to face learning with a lecturer, class room discussion on topics, and smaller group work with fellow students.


Please check here for details.

CPD or stand alone. This module is for you if you work in a health or social care setting.

  • Level 3 – UZZRXT-20-3
  • Master’s level – UZZRUS-20-M
17.05.23 Day 1 (Glenside Campus)
24.05.23 Day 2 (Glenside Campus)
31.05.23 Day 3 (Glenside Campus)
07.06.23 Day 4 (Glenside Campus)
14.06.23 Day 5 (Glenside Campus)
21.06.23 Day 6 (Online)


All dates need to be attended.

Please fill in the funding application form below and click submit.

Deadline for applications: Tuesday 5th July 2022 at 9am.

You will be contacted approx 2-3 weeks after this to let you know if you have been successful as the CPD scoring process

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For further information about this module please contact UWE Admissions Office on HAS.CPD@uwe.ac.uk or call 0117 328 1158.

For any other queries, please Contact Us.

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The deadline for applications has now passed. Please do not apply for funding via the UWE website, as your funding application will be rejected.