Overall the session was really good and insightful. It has prompted me to consider some next steps towards how I can better support others. Keen to continue my learning in this area and will explore some volunteering opportunities to support this. Obviously this was a half day session so the pace was quite quick which was completely understandable (I think the pacing was good for this length of time), perhaps could sign post to other courses / more in depth courses for anyone who wants to take this to the next level.
Andrea has made a tough and taboo subject of suicide more of a "normal" subject to learn and talk about. It's the first course of this nature that I have done and I was expecting it to be a dark and deflating subject. However I found this course to be a very positive way to learn about suidice first aid. Thank you for providing this opportunity, to learn and talk about such an important matter.
Really found the course very informative and feel more confident about speaking to more people about low mood, self harm and suicide due to what I now know. I did find I wanted to look at examples about how this was relevant to our work but it was a shame we didn't have the time for this.