Suicide Prevention eLearning –
‘We Need to Talk About Suicide’

The brief

Every year over 5000 deaths by suicide are recorded in the UK, and suicide is the biggest single cause of death amongst men aged 20-49.

Health Education England and Public Health England commissioned Hyperfine Media to create a course aimed at raising awareness of suicide. The goal of the course was to empower people to intervene when they had concerns that someone might be at risk of suicide, and to signpost appropriate support. The course had to include an element of interactivity and be delivered as a widely accessible online resource.
The completed course can be viewed in full here (NB takes 60-90 minutes to complete), and below we’ll go into more detail about the production process for this complex but rewarding project.