*Applications are 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. Please contact UWE directly if you have any queries about this.*

Travel costs are not supported as part of this module funding. Please contact the university directly if you have any questions regarding delivery mode.*

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

This 20 credit module, available at level 6 (UZZRXT-20-3) or level 7 (UZZRUS-20-M), 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.


Learning outcomes
  • Gain 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 inter-agency organisations.
  • 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.


Entry requirements

Open to all registered healthcare professionals.


Careers / Further study

This module can contribute towards:

  • BSc(Hons) Specialist Practice
  • BSc(Hons) Professional Development
  • BSc (Hons) Professional Studies
  • MSc Specialist Practice
  • MSc Professional Development
  • MSc Advanced Practice

The course syllabus typically covers:

  • Suicide awareness
  • Theories related to suicide
  • Supporting people experiencing suicidal thoughts
  • 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.



Assessment will be a 15 minute case-based presentation with a 1,000 word action plan.

Level M indicates that you wish to study at Masters level, and Levels 1-3 indicate that you wish to study at Degree (Undergraduate) level.

  • UZZRXT-20-3
  • UZZRUS-20-M

Attendance days for the course

To be confirmed.

The dates for this module have not yet been released by UWE.

**Dates, format & timings correct at time of publishing (May 2024). Cohort capacity is managed by UWE, so it is not possible to guarantee run until successfully enrolled. Most up to date information on dates can either be found here or will be available the UWE Dashboard (if you are a successfully enrolled applicant).**

Please fill in the expression of interest form below and click submit.

Expression of interest deadline: Monday 15th July, 9am.

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

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The protected characteristics monitoring form is separate to the main application form; completion is optional & anonymous. We ask for information on your ‘protected characteristics’ in order to help us monitor our performance on equality.

If you have already completed this form since April 2024 & nothing has changed, there is no need to complete again.

For further information about the module, please click here. If you have any queries specifically regarding the module, please contact UWE Admissions Office by email on HAS.CPD@uwe.ac.uk or call 0117 328 1158.

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The deadline for applications for this module has now passed. Please do not apply for funding via the UWE website, as your funding application will be rejected. Occasionally spaces open up closer to the date. If this happens we will either re-open applications again or offer these places on a first come first come basis via SWAST CPD and CPD mailing lists. Or contact us to enquire.