Suicide Prevention & Awareness - Free 3-hour courses aiming to prevent suicide and increase awareness about preventive measures.


Maidstone and Mid-Kent Mind are pleased to offer FREE Suicide Prevention & Awareness training sessions to anyone in Kent and Medway that wants to learn how to support other people when they are in CRISIS.

This 3 hour, interactive session will help people understand the mental health drivers that can cause suicidal thoughts and to recognise the signs that someone may be feeling suicidal early on.

The course also provides people the confidence to support other vulnerable people and reduce the risk of a suicide attempt being made.

We also provide information about what other suicide support services are available in Kent and Medway.

This training is fully funded, so spaces are being provided FREE of charge to anyone that wants to improve their knowledge and understanding of this very important subject with the aim of helping others. The training will be useful to anyone who may come across someone (a friend, a family member, a colleague, a member of the public, a stranger) who appears to be struggling with life. 

We currently have a number of courses arranged, with new dates being released regularly. To book a place on any of these courses please get in touch via the below details:

Please E-Mail or use the below form to signup for your FREE space.

Courses funded by:

Funded by Kent County Council, Medway Council, Transforming Health & Social Care in Kent & Medway

Current courses:

(For courses with space, you will be able to click to view a Poster with location and times)

Blue = Spaces | Yellow = Limited Spaces | Red = FULL

Gravesend | 19th of February 2020 | 1pm – 4pm | Spaces Available

Canterbury | 2nd of March 2020 | 1pm – 4pm | Spaces Available

Ashford | 3rd of March 2020 | 1pm – 4pm | Spaces Available

Sittingbourne | 4th of March 2020 | 1pm – 4pm | Spaces Available 

Paddock Wood | 10th of March 2020 | 1pm – 4pm | Spaces Available 

Maidstone | 19th of March 2020 | 10am – 1pm | Spaces Available 

Ashford | 31st of March 2020 | 10am – 1pm | Spaces Available 

Get In Touch:


Suicide Prevention Resources - Learn more about the helplines and services which are a key part of our Suicide Prevention Training.