Zero Suicide Alliance

ZSA are a charity hosted by Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust dedicated to preventing suicide.

ZSA aims to break the stigma that surrounds suicide and enable leaders to drive meaningful action to help prevent suicide in the UK and beyond.

They provide free suicide awareness training that teaches people how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing suicidal thoughts.

The Minds Matter content creators have been working with ZSA to produce a module specifically aimed at University students and individuals who work with this age group. The student content creators provided feedback on the scripts and different scenarios to ensure they were relatable to students as well as providing voice recordings and photographs used within the module.


About the course

This edition of our suicide awareness training has been developed specifically for university students and includes information and scenarios that are related to experiences at university.

Who it's for

The training has been created for university students, their family and friends but can be taken by anyone over the age of 16.

What you'll learn

Through the training you’ll learn the skills to better understand suicidal behaviours so you can feel confident to: 

  • See the signs
  • Say the words
  • Signpost to support

The training aims to equip you with the skills and confidence you need to have a potentially life saving conversation.

How long it will take

The training takes approximately 20 minutes to complete and you will get a certificate on completion.  


You can complete the ZSA module through:

Canvas > Courses > KnowHow: Study for success > Beyond Academic Life 


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