In accordance with our core beliefs, a key part of our work is facilitating minimal cost mental health and suicide prevention training to those working with people at increased risk. We also deliver sponsored or fundraised safeTALK courses free to community members.
In Brighton & Hove, we have trained over 1,000 local workers for free or at token cost in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Suicide Alertness for Everyone (safeTALK), 1 in 4 Mental Health Awareness, Working with Self Injury, Recovery or Wellbeing in the Workplace. This project is ongoing and currently funded by Public Health at Brighton & Hove City Council.
Several times a year, we deliver free Suicide Alertness for Everyone (safeTALK) training courses. These are available to all local community members. Some of these courses are funded through company or community sponsorship and some are made possible by the work of our many fundraisers and individual donators. As of October 2014, we have trained 138 people this way.
"Suicide is everyone's business; it devastates so many lives no matter who you are, where you work or where you live. We want to use every method available to us to make Sussex, and beyond, a place where people thinking about suicide are supported and helped in their workplace and their community."