Training

A.S.I.S.T. Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, this is a unique concise face to face suicide intervention workshop, that helps caregivers feel more comfortable, confident and competent in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide, it's a two day highly interactive, practical practice oriented workshop.


B+Positive training part community based program designed with particular emphasis on the needs of our youth age 14 plus and addresses Mental Health issues including, What is Mental Health, Understanding mental health, The 5 Fruit & Veg of mental health & Building a collection of coping strategies.


SafeTALK Complementing ASIST, safeTALK, helps to create suicide-safer communities. A training lasting about three hours, safeTALK is for everyone in the community and is designed to ensure that persons with thoughts of suicide are connected to helpers who are prepared to provide first aid interventions. safeTALK is designed to be used in organisations and communities where there are already ASIST-trained caregivers. Suicide alert helpers are part of a suicide-safer community.


Suicide TALK suicideTALK is a 1.5- to 2-hour exploration in suicide awareness. Organised around the question, "Should we talk about suicide?" it provides a structure in which session members can safely explore some of the most challenging attitudinal issues about suicide, and encourages every member to find a part that they can play in preventing suicide.


Mental Health First Aid Training Delegates will develop an understanding of the following:
The five steps of Mental Health First Aid

  • Depression and anxiety (stress)
  • Suicide and self-harm
  • Psychosis
  • Effective interventions and treatments

These types of training workshops increases greater awareness with regard to reducing risk factors of suicide and increasing protective factors, The more people who feel confident and willing to explore possible signs of suicide risk and provide support and help, the more lives can be saved. 

The training is delivered to numerous groups across Newry & Mourne and have in recent times provided training to the Travelling Community in both South Down & South Armagh, to the Newry Rainbow Community (LGBT) People who have Mental Health Concerns, Groups who work with mental & physical abuse, Groups who works with older people and more.

It is our belief that the continued commitment of partners in delivering suicide prevention skills, to help those who are emotionally vulnerable or at risk will contribute towards reducing inequalities and prevent suicides in the Newry & Mourne area.