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 training@prevent-suicide.org.uk to discuss your exact training requirements.

Continue reading for suicide prevention courses, or jump to mental health courses.

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.

Find out more about ASIST...

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.

Find out more about safeTALK...

Real Talk

Talking about suicide is the best way we know to prevent suicide. This 60 minute session helps you talk openly and honestly about suicide.

Find out more about Real Talk...

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) Two Day

The MHFA Two Daycourse 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 Two Day...

MHFA Half Day

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

Find out more about MHFA Half Day...

Youth MHFA Two Day

The Youth MHFA Two Day course teaches how to recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues in young people, provide help on a first aid basis and effectively signpost towards support services.

Find out more about Youth MHFA Two Day...

Youth MHFA Half Day

This is an introductory four hour session to raise awareness of young people's mental health.

Find out more about Youth MHFA Half Day...

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!

10 September 2018

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day

Monday 10 September is World Suicide Prevention Day, and we are holding public events in the city in the daytime and early evening. Find out more here...

7 September 2018

September newsletter

Monday 10 September is World Suicide Prevention Day. Join in at Jubilee Library, Brighton Train Station, or at a Real Talk session in the evening. Read the newsletter here...

24 August 2018

Volunteer Fundraiser sought

Grassroots have an opportunity for a Volunteer Fundraiser who shares our commitment and passion for suicide prevention to aid and support our fundraising efforts. Find out more here...

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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
  • Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Department of Health
  • Crisis Care Concordat
  • Intrum
  • Pavilions
  • The Allen Lane Foundation
 
  • Brighton & Hove City Council
  • East Sussex County Council
  • West Sussex County Council
  • Ealing
  • Surrey County Council
  • YMCA
  • Royal Navy
  • Public Health England