Training overview

Online Learning Options

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, we have postponed our face-to-face training until 1st September.

In the meantime, we’ve compiled a list of online training and e-learning resources for those looking to become better equipped and build confidence around the topic of suicide prevention.

You can help us adapt our work further to Coronavirus by donating to our appeal. Help us adapt, help us save lives.


In the UK, 1 in 5 think about suicide in their lifetime

Which means there are 4 people who can help.


1 in 4 experience mental ill health in their lifetime

Which means there is nothing unusual about having difficulties with mental health.


1 in 15 attempt suicide in their lifetime

Through education and training, we can better reach out to people when they’re at their most vulnerable.

About our courses

With a place on our training you can become better prepared and equipped to help someone in difficulty with:

  • Suicide
  • Mental health
  • Self-harm

Whether you’re a professional or community member, our training can help you provide practical support within your group, organisation, or community. We know that some of our training saves lives.

Our public courses are mostly held in Brighton & Hove, with in-house courses delivered across the UK. Our courses have a duration from 90 minutes to 2 days. Around 1,000 people a year attend our training.

Our Real Talk workshops are free to access. Subsidised places on other courses may be available if you work or volunteer locally with vulnerable people. You can see the full subsidy criteria here.

Whatever you pay, all our training is cost-effective and time-efficient.

Training for your organisation

We can deliver a suicide prevention, mental health or self-harm training course to your team in a UK venue of your choice. Or we can arrange a package of training places on our public courses. This is an effective and economical way to quickly upskill your workforce.

Click below to begin your enquiry.

Training enquiries

ASIST
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Suicide prevention

2 days

A comprehensive, evidence-based and highly regarded two day course that teaches a robust and practical model of suicide intervention.

Find out more about ASIST

safe TALK
Suicide Alertness For Everyone

Suicide prevention

3.5 hours

An accessible, half day course, teaching a four-part framework to provide an initial response to someone who may be at risk of suicide.

Find out more about safeTALK

Suicide First Aid
SFA: Suicide First Aid

Suicide prevention

6 hours

A one day course teaching the skills needed to identify someone who may be thinking about suicide, and intervene to help create a safe plan, as a first aid approach.

Find out more about SFA

Real Talk - Conversations that save lives
Essential suicide prevention for everyday heroes

Suicide prevention

90 minutes

A 90 minute awareness-raising workshop, designed to break down stigma, build confidence and get people talking openly about suicide.

Find out more about Real Talk

Real Talk - Conversations that save lives
Real Talk Interactive Film

Suicide Prevention

15 – 30 minutes

Our free interactive film explores how Jason helps his flatmate Chris, who is experiencing suicidal thoughts. Influence the conversation and safely understand the effect your choices might have.

Play

Watch the Real Talk Interactive Film

MHFA England
Mental Health First Aid

Mental health

4 hours to 2 days

Offered as a half day and a two day course, in both Adult and Youth variants, these courses are designed for anyone who needs to learn more about mental health.

Find out more about MHFA


Understanding Self-Harm

Self-harm

3.5 hours

A half day workshop that explores the dynamics of self-injury and increases confidence in working with someone who self-harms.

Find out more about Understanding Self-Harm

ASIST T4T
ASIST Training for Trainers

T4T

2 – 5 days

This five day residential course prepares you to present the LivingWorks ASIST workshop and become a Registered ASIST Trainer. We also run safeTALK T4T courses.

Find out more about ASIST or safeTALK T4T

Some feedback from our participants…

Upcoming courses

Postponed - was Thu 25 Jun 2020, 9.15 am - 5.00pm
Friends Meeting House, Brighton
Free (Invitation/Application only)
Postponed - was Wed 15 Jul 2020 to Thu 16 Jul, 9.00am - 5.00pm
Friends Meeting House, Brighton
Postponed - was Thu 23 Jul 2020, 9.00 am - Fri 24 Jul 5.00 pm
Friends Meeting House, Brighton
Thu 03 Sep 2020, 9.00 am - 12.30 pm
Friends Meeting House, Brighton
Thu 10 Sep 2020, 9.00 am - 1.00 pm
Friends Meeting House, Brighton
Fri 11 Sep 2020, 9.00am - 12.30 pm
Friends Meeting House, Brighton
Thu 17 Sep 2020, 9.00 am - Fri 18 Sep 5.00 pm
Friends Meeting House, Brighton
Fri 09 Oct 2020, 9.15 am - 5.00pm
Friends Meeting House, Brighton
Free (Invitation/Application only)
Fri 20 Nov 2020, 9.15 am - 5.00pm
Community Wise, Eastbourne
Free (Invitation/Application only)
Fri 15 Jan 2021, 9.15 am - 5.00pm
Friends Meeting House, Brighton
Free (Invitation/Application only)

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  • Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • YMCA
  • Community Roots
  • Public Health England
  • The Allen Lane Foundation
  • Royal Navy