Training Overview

Grassroots provides training to help you promote mental health awareness, suicide alertness, and positive wellbeing. Our training will help you provide practical support within your group, organisation, or community. Some of our training even saves lives.

Clients include both large and small organisations across South East England as well as individuals in Brighton & Hove and the surrounding areas.

The training we offer is efficient and focused. With half-day course places starting at under £62 per place (even less when a whole course is booked), we think it represents great value for money.

If you work in the Brighton & Hove area with certain target groups, half day courses are free, and 2 day courses start at £16 per place.

Please feel free to contact us by email at office@prevent-suicide.org.uk to discuss your exact training requirements.

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Suicide Prevention Courses

Perhaps surprisingly, thoughts of suicide are not always related to mental ill-health. The reasons can seem challenging and complex. Furthermore, it is not always obvious when a person is at risk of suicide.

Being suicide alert and talking about the reasons for wanting to live and die has been proven to help. We teach World Health Organisation (WHO) approved courses developed by LivingWorks that facilitate and promote this discussion while keeping both the care-giver and the person at risk safe.

ASIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

This is an intensive 2 day course for care-givers and key community members. It teaches suicide alertness and an easy to remember framework of practical skills to safely initiate, complete and follow-up on a full suicide intervention.

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ASIST TuneUp (Refresher)

This is a half-day course for people who took ASIST some time ago. It refreshes key intervention skills and provides support with opportunities to discuss personal experience of the intervention process.

Find out more about ASIST TuneUp...

safeTALK: Suicide Alertness For Everyone

This is an accessible half-day course for everyone. It teaches suicide alertness and "keep-safe" steps to provide an easy initial response to a person who might be at risk of suicide.

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suicideTALK

This is a 60 to 90 minute session which makes you more aware of suicide prevention opportunities in your community. 

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Mental Health Courses

About a quarter of the population will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year. These could be work colleagues, clients, friends or family members.

Mental health problems are not a personal failure but can affect how a person thinks, feels or behaves. A better understanding of mental ill-health, behaviour and recovery helps build better relationships and confidence in the people affected.

MHFA: Mental Health First Aid

Over two days, the MHFA course teaches how to recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues, provide help on a first aid basis and effectively signpost towards support services.

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MHFA Lite

This is an introductory three-hour session to raise awareness of mental health.

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One in Four: Mental Health Awareness Training

This is our half-day, highly-regarded myth-busting education and awareness workshop for anyone who needs to learn more about experiences of mental health.

Find out more about One in Four...

Understanding Self-Injury

This is our half-day workshop that explores the dynamics of self-injury and considers some of the issues involved in working with someone who self-injures.

Find out more about Understanding Self-Injury...

Trainer Support

Training for Trainers

These are courses that prepares people to be trainers of the ASIST or safeTALK workshop.

Find out more about Training for Trainers...

Materials for safeTALK and ASIST

We can supply training participants kits to LivingWorks registered trainers in England.

Find out more about Materials for safeTALK and ASIST...

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Latest News!

14 November 2017

First suicideTALK delivered in Brighton & Hove

Grassroots are incredibly proud of our 20 new ambassadors who took an hour out of their day to take suicideTALK on 25 October 2017.

The 20 members of the public are now equipped with the skills and confidence to ask about suicide. Talking about suicide openly and honestly lets other people know it's ok to ask for help, and that they can talk to you. It's also crucial in helping to de-stigmatise using the word "suicide" in conversations. If more people are asking for help with their thoughts of suicide then it could mean more suicides are prevented.

The first suicideTALK delivered in Brighton & Hove was been funded by donations on World Suicide Prevention Day 2017, so we would like to thank the public in Brighton for helping to make this course happen. 

21 August 2017

Exciting announcement!

On Friday 8 September Grassroots Suicide Prevention will be relaunching their suicide prevention App #StayAlive.

Stay Alive is the ideal tool to help people who are suffering with thoughts of suicide to be reminded of their own reasons for living and access support in times of crisis. It’s also a great resource for carers supporting people with thoughts of suicide.

We currently have 30,000 downloads and are looking to significantly add to this during World Suicide Prevention Day, on 10 September 2017.Your support could help save a life. 

How? By downloading this free, award-winning app you will help highlight the importance of suicide prevention.

Download the Stay Alive app now, available free on the App Store or Google Play.

Take a minute, change a life.

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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."
National Suicide Prevention Alliance Member

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