Training for Trainers

Grassroots hosts Training for Training (T4T) Courses for the following:

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) T4T:

The ASIST T4T is a five-day residential course and is the first phase of becoming a Registered ASIST Trainer. During the first two days, you will experience (or re-experience) ASIST as any participant would. An appreciation of the participant's perspective is essential to your success as a trainer. The rest of the week is spent learning how to train ASIST by participating in coaching sessions and rehearsing parts of the course yourself in small groups.

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The course is very intensive and candidates will need to be free of other commitments during the week including the evenings.

It is delivered by experts in training people to train ASIST from LivingWorks.

If you are interested in becoming an ASIST Trainer please email us at office@prevent-suicide.org.uk or telephone for more information.

ASIST Version 11 & Trainer TuneUp

Grassroots Suicide Prevention can arrange the provision of ASIST 11 upgrade training for existing ASIST Trainers needing to upgrade to the newest version. We also run regular ASIST refresher TuneUp training for ASIST Trainers.

Suicide Alertness For Everyone (safeTALK) T4T

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The safeTALK T4T is a two day course and is the first phase of becoming a Registered safeTALK Trainer. Candidates observe and participate in an actual safeTALK training, then study and present an assigned part of safeTALK.

All safeTALK candidate trainers must have attended an ASIST workshop before applying and attending any safeTALK Training for Trainers.

For further info about ASIST and safeTALK Training for Trainers email office@prevent-suicide.org.uk

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