Half a million access UK suicide prevention training amid Covid-19 warnings

Surge in participants during lockdown as NHS group warns of virus’s ‘mental health legacy’

More than half a million people have been given suicide prevention training in the last three weeks by a UK charity which is warning about the potential impact of Covid-19 on the nation’s mental health.

The Zero Suicide Alliance, a collaboration of NHS trusts, charities, businesses and individuals, revealed that 503,000 people had completed its online course, which aims to spot the signs that a person needs help, during lockdown.

The recent surge in the numbers taking the free course means that more than 1 million people have completed the online suicide prevention training since the charity was founded in 2017.

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