CPD Suicide Prevention in Adults: A Psychosocial Approach

Level 7 (postgraduate), 20 Credits

Start dates

March 2023

Course length

One semester

Course cost

Total cost: £840


City campus

Course aim

The aims of the programme are to develop an understanding of psychosocial suicide prevention approaches and to apply psychosocial suicide prevention approaches in practice.

Course content

After completing the module the student should be able to:

  • Critically explore and evaluate psychosocial suicide prevention models and their influence on practice.
  • Critically analyse the suicide risk factors related to psychosocial suicide prevention models as they may apply to the individual.
  • Critically examine the wider context of psychosocial suicide prevention
  • Critically evaluate the application of psychosocial suicide prevention dissemination in the workplace

Course contact will include:

  • Evidence base for psychosocial suicide prevention
  • Legal ethical professional aspects of psychosocial suicide prevention
  • Philosophy of risk management
  • Understanding of the influence of risk factors
  • Risk formulation
  • Safety planning
  • Effective person centred care: collaboration/engagement, care, compassion and hope

Teaching and learning

The course is delivered over one semester, with a total of 200 hours of learning, 20 of these hours will be in the classroom.   

The course is offered once per year, the next intake will be March 2021.

One day per week, usually Thursday afternoons. You will be required to undertake online activity in between sessions.

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Entry requirements

Evidence of study at level 6 to BA/BSc level, ideally 2:2 or above.


You will assessed via a 15 minute presentation and a 3000 word written assessment.

CPD award

This course is stand-alone and is not within a wider award framework.

Further information

For further information please contact:

Faculty Admissions Team
Faculty of Health
Liverpool John Moores University
79 Tithebarn Street
Liverpool L2 2ER

T: 0151 231 5829
E: Health@ljmu.ac.uk

The University may make changes to a programme of study or module where such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University.

Further guidance on programme changes.