Lancashire and South Cumbria suicide prevention training consortium
Available courses and interventions until March 2023.
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The consortium is commissioned to provide a range of training, interventions and campaigns to help professionals and community members across Lancashire and South Cumbria grow in confidence and skills around talking about suicide and helping to prevent it. The training being provided aims to address the high suicide rates within our area, and to tackle the harmful stigma surrounding suicide.
Orange Button courses: some of the courses on this page enable learners to apply or receive an Orange Button to signify that they are happy to be a Connector for someone who is experiencing thoughts of suicide are clearly.
Levels of interventions
The offers are classed in three categories: advanced, intermediate and universal. This selection of interventions is delivered by a consortium lead by Lancashire Mind with a range of partners.
These are an even broader range of interventions, which include both shorter training courses and non-training interventions. Generally, these will not be directly looking to increase suicide prevention skills for the participants but addressing related issues. Hence interventions in this category will address factors making suicide and mental ill health more likely. They also include more in depth support for people providing support to individuals expressing suicidal thoughts.
These are a broader range of training interventions and probably more suitable for people with no grounding in mental health and suicide prevention. They also include a range of tailored interventions for people supporting individuals from particular risk groups (such as drug/alcohol or children and young people).
Advanced Suicide Prevention Training
These are the most specifically targeted training interventions for participants very likely to encounter, or be required to support, people expressing suicidal thoughts. They will be more appropriate for professionals with some grounding in mental health awareness (although this is not essential).
How to Book?
Should you have any training requests, please email these to Lancashire Mind with the following:
- Course title
- Numbers to be trained
- Preferred date(s)
- Your preference to have either virtual or face to face delivery (please note that face to face delivery is subject to local/national restrictions, provider’s internal policies and appropriate risk assessments).
Please use the email subject heading ‘ICS SP training request’. Lancashire Mind are working alongside partners across Lancashire and South Cumbria to support this delivery.
Lancashire Mind services
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details about any of the services which are listed below.
You can find more information on the Lancashire Mind website.
We are building resilience from an early age and work with children across the county through our Bounce Forward and Wellbeing Challenge programmes. With your support we aim to see similar programmes delivered to every child in Lancashire and embed the resilience model as an integral part of school life. Bounce Forward is our resilience programme for children aged 9 to11 years. Delivered in the classroom as a 12 week programme or on an individual basis, the programme has been delivered to over 400 9 to 11 year olds. Over 85% of pupils report increased resilience and mental wellbeing and 100% of students enjoy the course.
Grounded in asset based approaches and coproduction, the Wellbeing Challenge works with young people to help them identify the health and wellbeing needs of their school and wider community and supplies them with the training, skills and support they need to build and deliver initiatives delivered by young people for young people.
Tenancy - Independent Living
Our tenancy management service provides access to accommodation and support to maintain a tenancy. To qualify for this service, you must be over 18, however under 16’s can be taken on a licensing agreement. Currently available in Chorley, South Ribble and Preston, the service is run in partnership with housing associations and provides accommodation to people with a low-level mental health condition. We welcome referrals from professionals, as well as individuals.
With over 25 years of experience in delivering innovative services to support and improve mental wellbeing across Lancashire, our workplace offer ensures we have a product to suit your business and your budget.
Whether you are looking for insight into the needs of your organisation, to train leaders, raise awareness or to embed wellbeing into your workplace, we have a product to support you as your wellbeing programme evolves.
If you are aged 10 and over our Wellbeing Coaches can work with you, teaching you to make different choices to improve your mental wellbeing. Life should be more than just getting by, everyone should have the opportunity to live a healthy, happy lifestyle.
Our team of coaches work in a range of different settings, including GP’s surgeries, job centres and workplaces to help people feel happier and healthier by identifying lifestyle goals and the barriers that are preventing them from being reached. If you or someone you know is struggling, get in contact with us to see how we can help.
Commissioned by your Local Authority
In addition to the above consortium of interventions – there are many excellent projects offered by your local authority. If you would like to learn more about any of the below opportunities please follow the links or contact your local authority.
Positive Action in the Community (PAC)
Currently offered across Lancashire (excluding Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen)
Please contact Claire Bennett for more information.
- ASIST - two days training (Orange Button).
- Youth Mental Health First Aid - two days training.
- Safe Talks - half day training (Orange Button).
Visit the Postive Action in the Community website.