Suicide prevention

Suicide prevention online resources and further training

Below you will find a list of online resources to read about suicide awareness and prevention as well as bereavement.

Online resources


Samaritans is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope or at risk of suicide. 


Zero Suicide Alliance (ZSA)

Zero Suicide Alliance (ZSA) Resources website was developed to support individuals, communities and organisations to meet people's mental health needs before, during and after experiencing crisis - to ultimately help prevent suicide in the UK and beyond.

Visit the Zero Suicide Alliance (ZSA) website

The National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA)

The National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA) is an alliance of public, private and voluntary organisations in England who care about suicide prevention and are willing to take individual and collective action to reduce suicide and self-harm, and support those bereaved or affected by suicide. 

Visit the The National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA) website.

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is a national charity that stands against suicide.

Visit the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) website.


PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide is the UK charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people. 

Visit the PAPYRUS website.

Autistica and National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA)

Autistica and NSPA’s guide aims to help those working in mental health and crisis services, to support young autistic people experiencing a mental health crisis. 

Visit the National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA) website.

Thrive LDN

Thrive LDN is a city-wide public mental health partnership to ensure Londoners have an equal opportunity for good mental health and wellbeing.

Visit the Thrive LDN website.

Good Thinking

Good Thinking is a digital mental wellbeing tool that provides safe, proactive and early intervention tools to Londoners.

Visit the Good Thinking website.

Other Suicide Prevention Training

The OLLIE Foundation

The OLLIE Foundation is a charity dedicated to delivering suicide awareness, intervention and prevention training by empowering professionals and young adults in their own communities to lead suicide prevention activities.

Call 07715 311891 or email: [email protected].

Visit The OLLIE Foundation website.

Zero Suicide Alliance

Zero Suicide Alliance FREE online training courses teach you the skills and confidence to have a potentially life-saving conversation with someone you’re worried about. Many of their training courses are available in British Sign Language.

Visit the Zero Suicide Alliance website.

Rethink Mental Illness

Rethink Mental Illness suicide awareness training is for everyone. They charge for training and take bookings from organisations rather than individuals. However, if you live, work study or volunteer in the London Boroughs of Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea or Westminster, you may be able to access this training for free. 

Call 0333 222 5878 or email [email protected].

Visit the Rethink Mental Illness website.

Thrive LDN

Thrive LDN has partnered with Nicola Lester Psychological Trauma Consultancy to offer free, pre-recorded trauma-informed practice training to support individuals and organisations.

The training takes 5 hours in total. They have developed a bitesize approach - 20 to 30 minutes per week, over 8 weeks.

By week 8, a ‘Committed to Trauma Informed Practice’ certificate' with 'Gold-level' status, is awarded on completion.

Visit the Thrive LDN website.

Last updated: 22 November 2023