Community Involvement & Outreach, Mental Health, Safeguarding (Adults), Safeguarding (Children & Young People), Young Carers, Young People, Youth Work
Free Suicide Awareness and Response Training for Voluntary and Community Sector staff and volunteers in Wandsworth The aim is to train hundreds of staff and volunteers in the borough to raise awareness of emotional distress, suicidal thoughts and how to respond in a compassionate manner.
Everyone can potentially help someone in distress or with suicidal thoughts. Compassionate help from a colleague, friend, health provider, care giver, or even a complete stranger can make a real difference to someone who is in distress and considering suicide. ‘Excellent -a really necessary course. Everyone should do this course-all members of the public, communities and professionals.’ ‘This Training Saves Lives !!!’
Kirstie Sheehy BA (Hons), M.A, AAPM Kirstie Sheehy is a Criminologist and a Mental Health Trainer of International and Nationally accredited courses. Kirstie has been delivering and writing training packages for 25 years and is a qualified City and Guilds Teacher for Adult Learners. Kirstie has developed and managed a large number of award winning and highly acclaimed projects involving offenders, homeless individuals, those with substance misuse issues and mental health problems in both the voluntary and statutory sector for over 30 years.
The Connecting with People training aims to increase understanding and compassion and reduce the stigma associated with talking about suicide. The training is designed to develop the confidence and ability to engage in a compassionate and effective way with people who are experiencing emotional distress, having suicidal thoughts or following self-harm. Everyone can potentially help someone in distress or with suicidal thoughts. Compassionate help from a colleague, friend, health provider, care giver, or even a complete stranger can make a real difference to someone who is in distress and considering suicide.
- Understand the myths associated with suicide and barriers to seeking help
-Gain a better understanding of the prevalence of suicide and the concept of mitigating suicide. -
- Learn key skills and tools to understand the role of empathy and compassion to support someone in emotional distress and to respond appropriately. - The training and materials uses the very latest research and has been developed with the help of an international group of experts, including academics, health care providers, suicide prevention charities and those with lived experience of suicidal thoughts, attempts or bereaved by suicide.
Suicide Awareness and Response Training for Voluntary and Community Sector staff and volunteers in Wandsworth
This is a very popular training course, delivered globally and has been very well received in Wandsworth in previous years. This course is for everyone-staff and volunteers. There are a limited number of spaces-they will fill up fast, so book today.