Norfolk and Waveney Mind are specialists in suicide awareness and intervention skills training and are experienced and qualified in delivering introductory and advanced level training in a variety of contexts including for businesses, VCSE's and education.
Our online and face to face training includes:
- Suicide Awareness (Suicide Talk)
- Introductory Suicide Awareness & Intervention Skills (QPR)
- Advanced Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST, Suicide Responders)
- Mental Health First Aid - Adult/Youth/Champion
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Thanks to funding and support from the Clinical Commissioning Group, we continue to offer a limited number of free places on many of our courses through our Lighthouse Project.
These free courses or places are indicated where you see the Lighthouse logo next to a course.
SuicideTALK (15+) 1.5 hours (Online or Face to Face)
SuicideTALK is a suicide prevention resource developed by LivingWorks Education.
SuicideTALK can be tailored to youth (15+) and adult audiences. It provides an introductory structured and certified programme to safely explore some of the most fundamental attitudinal issues about suicide. It enables participants to clarify their understanding and attitudes towards mental health and suicide to build a solid foundation for future more advanced training and support, a suicide safer environment in a school, workplace or community.
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- Examines why people experience thoughts of suicide.
- Encourages open discussion about suicide and attitudes towards it.
- Explores way people can help to prevent suicide.
Free to VCSE's in Norfolk and Waveney, please get in touch to book.
QPR Gatekeeper Training (16+) Half Day (Online or Face to Face)
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QPR (Question, Persuade and Refer) Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention is a half day training course designed to teach lay and professional 'gatekeepers' the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond. Gatekeepers can include anyone who is strategically positioned to recognise and refer someone at risk of suicide.
- How to get help for yourself or learn more about preventing suicide.
- The common causes of suicidal behaviour.
- The warning signs of suicide.
- How to get help for someone in crisis.
- Includes free certification valid for three years and local resource/information booklet.
A percentage of free places are available to VCSE's that work or support people in the North and East of the county. Please enquire for eligibility.
ASIST (16+) Two Days (face to face only)
For over 35 years, ASIST has been the world's leading suicide intervention training program. Continually updated by leaders in suicide intervention skills training - Living Works, it is an accredited two day, interactive training that prepares people to provide suicide first aid interventions.
Front line staff, crisis call handlers, supports works etc. Anyone 16 or older (despite previous training) can learn and use the ASIST model. No previous mental health or suicide prevention experience is necessary.
Aims and Objectives:
- Be suicide alert - identify people who have thoughts of suicide.
- Understand the reasons behind thoughts of suicide and the reasons for living.
- Access risk and safety - develop a plan to increase the safety of the person at risk of suicide.
- Recognise invitations for help.
- Recognise potential barriers of seeking help.
- Offer support – recognise other important aspects of suicide prevention including life-promotion and self-care.
- Effectively apply a suicide intervention model.
- Link people with community resources.
What are the workshop features?
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- Presentations and guidance from two registered trainers
- A scientifically proven intervention model
- Powerful audio-visual learning aids
- Group discussions
- Skills practice and development
- A balance of challenge and safety
- Participant materials include a workbook, wallet card, and stickers
- Participants receive a certificate upon completing the workshop
Discounted group rates available (max.16-24)
Suicide Responders Course (16+) One Day (face to face only)
This one-day workshop aims to develop delegates’ understanding of mental health, mental distress and suicide. The workshop will explore why people experience mental distress, the conditions that can cause this to lead to suicidal ideation and someone taking their own life. From this understanding delegates will learn how to respond to someone in crisis, support them to towards safety, and find further help.
Anyone with an interest in mental health and/or supporting others
About the course:
This course will strengthen participants’ knowledge around mental health and why we become ‘unwell’. It will develop participants’ understanding of suicide, increase confidence in their own skills so they can support people who are suicidal sensitively and appropriately, and explore resources and services that support people managing their mental health.
Dates and Times:
Discounted group rates available (max. 16-24)
- Understanding mental health, well-being and shame.
- Using the Biopsychosocial model to explore why we become ‘unwell’.
- When life exceeds our ability to cope with it – looking at the lived experience of suicidal thinking.
- Using Schneidman’s suicidal commonalities model to understand the psychological processes surrounding suicide.
- Hopelessness and helplessness – identifying factors leading to vulnerability.
- Using Schneidman’s commonalities model to identify protective factors.
- Using trauma informed practice to understand core skills when working with suicidal people.
- Applying core skills in a crisis and moving people towards safety.
- Exploring what help is available and how to access it.
The course is followed up with an email pack outlining further information and resource materials for those wishing to continue their own learning in respond to the ideas covered in this course.
We offer a range of other courses such as Mental Health First Aid - Adult/Youth/Champion and Mental Health Awareness. We can also create bespoke courses and talks for organisations and individuals.
For further information, please contact our training team:
Tel: 0300 330 5488