One in Four: Mental Health Awareness Training

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One in Four is our highly regarded half-day (3.5 hours) education and awareness workshop. It is informative, interactive and informal with an emphasis on experiential learning and participation. It includes the expertise of people who have direct experience of mental ill-health and gently encourages interest and curiosity.

This course meets the National Service Framework (NSF) Standard 1, which addresses Mental Health Promotion and strategies to combat discrimination.

Who is it for?

Anyone who needs to better understand mental health in a safe and structured environment.

What are the course aims?

  • To improve understanding of various mental health conditions and issues.
  • To decrease stigma and discrimination around mental health issues.
  • To provide insight into the experience of living with mental illness.
  • To build and reinforce positive attitudes towards people with experience of mental ill-health.

What are the teaching methods?

The session combines various teaching methods, including:

  • Discussion.
  • Hearing voices simulation.
  • Quiz activities.
  • A personal account.

What are the training outcomes?

On completing the course, each participant will be able to:

  • Identify myths and misconceptions surrounding mental illness.
  • Understand areas of stigma toward people and their impact.
  • Understand key symptoms associated with mental health diagnoses.
  • Consider a range of treatment responses within the mental health system.
  • Develop insight into the experience of living with mental ill-health.
  • Realise that recovery is possible.

Additionally, each participant will receive a certificate plus an emailed resource pack with further learning materials and information about sources of mental health support.

A One in Four participant says...

"Incredible. I learned so much about every facet of mental health. The activities, constant interaction and knowledge of the presenters were all so useful."

Pricing

  Individual place Whole course
Standard price £68.00 £645.00*
Voluntary sector organisation or
smaller1 organisation (any sector)
£61.20 £585.50*
1smaller means less than 50 paid staff.
* plus return mileage from Brighton to your venue at 45 pence per mile.

Make a booking - Whole course

This is a cost-effective way of training between 8 and 16 people in your own venue. Two trainers deliver the One in Four session, which lasts 3.5 hours with two short breaks. Please contact our office (office@prevent-suicide.org.uk) for available dates or more information.

Make a booking - Individual place

We regularly run training courses in Brighton & Hove that anyone can book onto. Please check our list of upcoming courses and make a booking by clicking the Eventbrite link below. Payment can be made by PayPal, credit card, cheque or invoice.

Check for places and make a booking at EventBrite

Grassroots Suicide Prevention appoints new Chief Executive

The Trustees of Grassroots are delighted to announce the appointment of Stella Comber as our new Chief Executive.

Chair of Trustees Rah Bray said:
"We were overwhelmed by the calibre of people who applied to lead our small but highly effective suicide prevention charity during its next phase of development. This response is a tribute to the reputation that our staff, trainers and volunteers have earned in the local and wider community.
 
"After a rigorous selection process, we appointed Stella because she not only showed the necessary drive, insights and management experience from her current role at Oasis, a well-regarded charity working in the field of substance misuse. Stella also impressed the panel with her compassion and vision for Grassroots, and provided us with tangible examples of how we can increase our effectiveness and help more people through our suicide prevention training and consultancy work.
 
"We are extremely excited that Stella will be joining us on 6th February 2017."

Stella said:
"I am delighted to join Grassroots Suicide Prevention. Throughout my career I have supported vulnerable people, in a range of adult social care settings and as a leader. Suicide touches many of us; helping to prevent suicide by leading Grassroots during the next phase feels exactly the right move for me. I met trustees, strategic partners, trainers, volunteers and staff from the charity during the selection process. I was inspired by their collective commitment to the aims of Grassroots, and I look forward to working with them all over the coming months and years."

# Stay Alive

A mobile app for those at risk of suicide and people worried about someone.

Android App on Google play
Available on the App Store
 
Patient Safety Awards Winner, 2015

Responding to the launch of the Stay Alive app Emma Wadey, Director of Nursing Standards and Safety at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, said:

"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."

Thank you to all our clients and funders, including

  • Big Lottery Fund
  • NHS Brighton and Hove
  • Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Department of Health
  • Sussex Community Foundation
  • Lloyds Bank
 
  • Brighton & Hove City Council
  • East Sussex County Council
  • West Sussex County Council
  • Ealing
  • Surrey County Council
  • YMCA
  • Royal Navy
  • Crime Reduction Initiatives