Training Overview

We provide 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.  The training we offer is internationally recognised and evidence based, and has proven to improve early identification and save lives. With half-day course places starting at £75 per person and two day courses from £150

We run centralised courses, with limited number of fully funded spaces for those working in Tower Hamlets, and some across North East London.

Please feel free to contact us by email at thccg.cepn@nhs.net to discuss your requirements.

See below for further information on the courses

Suicide Prevention & Mental Health First Aid 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 (2 days)

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.Find out more about ASIST...

safeTALK: Suicide Alertness For Everyone (half day)

safeTALK is a half-day (3.5 hours) training course that can help you make a difference. Know what to do if someone's suicidal by following the easy to remember TALK steps - Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep-safe. These practical steps offer immediate help to someone having thoughts of suicide and helps you both move forward to connect with more specialised support. Find out more about safeTALK....

MHFA: Mental Health First Aid (2 days)

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. Find out more about MHFA...

MHFA Lite (half day)

This is an introductory half day session to raise awareness of mental health. Find out more about MHFA Lite....

Do you want to become a Suicide Prevention trainer?

Do you want to deliver suicide prevention course? These are courses that prepares people to be trainers of the ASIST or safeTALK workshop. Find out more about Training for Trainers...

Further information

Please note this course is emotionally tiring and can bring up personal feelings around loss, and previous thoughts of suicide. For further information please email thccg.cepn@nhs.net

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