The ASK Workshop - Assessing Suicide in Children (for West Sussex Professionals only)


What is the event?

This one-day workshop (completed over two half days) challenges commonly held notions about children's capacity to consider suicide. It facilitates awareness of the signs that a young child may be at risk and what is needed to help.

Designed for professionals working with children and young people aged 5-14 years old, The ASK Workshop is a highly participatory training delivered via Zoom over two half days.

We know what suicide can be a difficult subject, which is why our courses have been designed with participant safety as our priority. If you would like to get in touch regarding the course content, please email

The dates for this two-session event are as follows:

Tuesday 13th April - 8.45am to 1.30pm

Wednesday 14th April - 8.45am to 1.30pm

You will need to attend both sessions.

Course overview

The ASK Workshop is the only suicide prevention workshop that specifically addresses suicide risk in children. Participants learn:

  • How to talk about death with children.
  • How to talk about suicide with children.
  • Developmentally appropriate strategies and tools to identify children at risk of suicide.
  • How to quickly gather and organise details needed to assess risk.
  • How to explore and consider protective factors to inform safety planning.

    Following the course

    Participants will have an increased understanding and alertness to the fact that children can be at risk of suicide. They will know what to look out for and feel confident approaching the subject of death and suicide with a child.

    Participants receive:

  • A risk assessment tool
  • A quick reference tool
  • A certificate

    Pre-training requirement

    No previous experience or training is necessary. Participants will be asked to self-reflect and empathise with a person having thoughts of suicide. There is no expectation of participants to share their personal experiences.

    This highly participatory course will be delivered by Zoom. Participants should have access to a webcam and microphone.

    Eligibility, registration fee and cancellations

    This course is being funded through a partnership between West Sussex Mind, West Sussex County Council and West Sussex CCGs.

    The registration fee for West Sussex (UK) professionals is £5 due to funding received from West Sussex County Council and West Sussex CCGs.

    Your registration fee for this course is refundable up to 30 days before the course date. After this time the fee is non-refundable.

    Attendance is free if you are employed by a West Sussex School. Please register with your school email address.

    If you are not a professional working with children and young people age 5-14 in West Sussex, please do not book a funded place on this course.

    How to book and access the course (please read carefully)

    Book a place via Eventbrite

    Once you have registered for this course in Eventbrite, you will receive details about how to access the Zoom meeting directly from Grassroots Suicide Prevention. Please ensure you have provided a correct email address with no mistakes/typos.

    Any questions? Please give us a call on 07943 999792 or email

    Please notify us ASAP if you are unable to attend the course. As this is a funded programme our aim is to ensure all available places are taken up. Early notification may mean we can offer this space to someone on our waiting list.

    In-house courses for businesses, organisations and schools

    In House courses are an effective way of training a whole team in your own venue (or online) on a date that works for you. Please contact us to discuss your exact training needs on 07943 999792 or email

    We hope you enjoy the course!

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    Contact Details

    07943 999 792

    Location Details

    World Wide Web,
    BN13 2QG