TP Crisis Pathway

The Tomorrow Project is a confidential,
community based suicide prevention service

The Tomorrow Project launched two new pathways on the 12th September; suicide crisis and suicide bereavement. Working at The Tomorrow Project on the suicide crisis pathway has opened up eyes and hearts to those in need.

There were 6,122 suicides of people aged 10 and over registered in the UK in 2014 as published by the office for national statistics. This is 6,122 more than there should have been.

We have seen the referrals and interest in this pathway grow and grow, this emphasises the importance of the project. After seeing the difference, one chat and one cup of tea can make. When a client comes in full of distress and sadness, to leaving filled with hope for the next day, and the days after that. Not only have you possibly filled someone’s day with a little bit of joy, you’ve maybe saved a life.

The work we do here at the Tomorrow Project Crisis Pathway is vital. We help clients keep engaged in their lives, we work towards making their situations better, both practically and emotionally, but most of all, we offer compassion. We offer support. We offer validation. We fight the stigmas that surround suicide. We remind people they aren’t the bad that happened to them. They are important. They are valid. They are loved.

If you need any support, please contact crisis@tomorrowproject.org.uk or call 0115 9348447, leaving a message including your name, contact details and a crisis worker will contact you within 1 working day.

 

Upcoming FREE training courses in Nottingham City

As part of the Wellness in Mind Programme commissioned by Nottingham City Council and Nottingham City CCG, Harmless are delivering free workshops and training days for those who work within Nottingham City.

We will be offering for the following dates for the different workshops;

Frontline Workers

Monday 3rd October

1:00pm – 4:30pm

This workshop will focus on improving skills and confidence to recognise people with mental health problems and offer appropriate support

Managers Training

Friday 11th November

9:30am – 1:00pm

This course will examine how practical support can be provided to create an environment that is healthy for staff and promote interventions to raise awareness

MHFALite

Monday 12th December

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Mental Health First Aid Lite is an introductory mental health awareness course. Delegates will receive an MHFALite manual that they can take away with them at the end of the session and also an attendance certificate from MHFA England. 

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

7th – 8th December 2016

9:30am – 4:30pm both days

Please click here for more details

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

8th – 9th February 2017

9am – 5pm both days

Please click here for more details

A certificate of attendance will be provided for all courses and workshops upon successful completion of course and evaluation.

Places are extremely limited for these popular courses, so booking early is advised

If you would like to book onto any of these training courses, or would like more information, please contact us on: 

Email: training@harmless.org.uk

Phone: 0115 934 8445

World Suicide Prevention Day: 10th September 2016

In the UK in 2014, 6122 people died by suicide

It is estimated that 1 in 20 people have thoughts of suicide at some point in their life.

How many people do you walk past, or see every day? 80, 100, 200? To think that out of these up to 10 of these people could be having thoughts of suicide or have had thoughts previously is really quite startling!

It is quite possible, you know someone that has had thoughts of suicide or been affected by suicide

Do you have the skills and confidence to respond to thoughts of suicide?

Do you have the skills and confidence to complete an intervention with a person at risk of suicide?

Want to learn lifesaving skills?

To coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) Harmless will be delivering;

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

 27th and 28th September 2016 £150

ASIST is a 2 day intensive training programme that teaches participants life assisting skills to be able to complete an intervention with a person at risk.

The focus of this is to identify what can be done to keep a person ‘safe for now’ while longer term safety measures are explored. It uses a framework that supports the caregiver to work through an intervention and create a safety plan.

Responding and supporting someone at risk of suicide can be extremely distressing and anxiety provoking. ASIST can give you the confidence to respond to these distressing disclosures and most importantly, teaches us that by providing that little bit of hope to a person at risk, that recovery is possible and indeed, very likely.

Email: training@harmless.org.uk

Call: 0115 934 8445

Delivery location will be within Nottingham City 

FREE Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) & Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training*

Commissioned by Nottingham City Council and Nottingham City CCG as part of the Wellness in Mind training programme.

Upcoming dates for FREE ASIST and MHFA training:

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)
8th & 9th November 2016
9:30am – 4:30pm

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
21st & 22nd November 2016
9:00am – 5:00pm

More dates to follow…

If you are interested in attending any of these training courses, or would like more information, please contact us at training@harmless.org.uk.

Places strictly limited, book early to avoid disappointment.

*To be eligible to receive this free training you must work in Nottingham City. Attendance to both days of the course is mandatory. Terms and conditions apply.

FREE Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) & Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training*

Commissioned by Nottingham City Council and Nottingham City CCG as part of the Wellness in Mind training programme.

Upcoming dates for FREE ASIST and MHFA training;

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)
LAST FEW PLACES REMAINING
13th & 14th July 2016
9:00am – 4:00pm

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)
8th & 9th November 2016
9:30am – 4:30pm

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
21st & 22nd November 2016
9:00am – 5:00pm

More dates to follow…

If you are interested in attending any of these training courses, or would like more information, please contact us at training@harmless.org.uk.

Places strictly limited, book early to avoid disappointment.

*To be eligible to receive this free training you must work in Nottingham City. Attendance to both days of the course is mandatory. Terms and conditions apply.

FREE Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) & Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training*

Commissioned by Nottingham City Council and CCG, under to Wellness in Mind training programme.

Upcoming dates for FREE ASIST and MHFA training;

MHFA (Mental Health First Aid)

16th and 17th May 2016, 9:30am – 5:00pm

ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

6th and 7th June 2016, 9:00am – 5:00pm

MHFA (Mental Health First Aid)

21st and 22nd July 2016, 9:30am – 5:00pm

ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

8th and 9th September 2016, 9:00am – 5:00pm

More dates to follow

Places strictly limited, book early to avoid disappointment.

 

*To be eligible to receive this free training you must work in Nottingham City. Attendance to both days of the course is mandatory. Terms and conditions apply. 

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Co-delivered by two qualified and certified ASIST trainers, this course is designed to increase your skills, abilities and confidence in your job role to support those at risk of suicide and be better prepared to deal with those at risk.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training

MHFA is an educational course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help a person who may be developing a mental health issue. In the same way as we learn physical first aid, Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to recognise those crucial warning signs of mental ill health.

To find out more or to see if you’re eligible for this free training, get in touch with Sophie Allen (Training Co-ordinator) by calling 0115 934 8445 or by emailing training@harmless.org.uk

Upcoming Training at Harmless

ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

30th and 31st March 2016 9:00am – 5:00pm

MHFA (Mental Health First Aid)

4th and 5th April 2016 9:30am – 5:00pm

General introduction self harm training

6th April 2016 9:30am – 4:30pm

MHFALite (Mental Health First Aid Lite)

5th May 2016 1:00pm – 4:00pm

To book on any of the courses listed above or to find out more information contact Sophie Allen (Training Co-ordinator) on Sophie@harmless.org.uk or training@harmless.org.uk or call the team on 0115 934 8445

Upcoming training at Harmless

A big hello from the Training Team at Harmless. We have been extremely busy getting ready for our first national annual conference ‘From Harm to Hope’ Are you coming along? If not and you would like to, it’s not too late to book a space! Places are charged at £150 per delegate or why not take advantage of our special offer where 2 people can attend for £200. You will have to be quick though because spaces are selling fast. Taking place on 1st March at Nottingham Conference Centre. Secure your place now by emailing jack@harmless.org.uk for a booking form.

Anyway, while we have been very busy with the conference, we have found time to make sure we have lots of valuable training days booked in over the upcoming months.

We are going to be delivering a range of training such as our own general self harm, CPD accredited training, Mental Health workshops, commissioned by Nottingham City Council and CCG, ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) MHFA (Mental Health First Aid) and MHFALite (Mental Health First Aid Lite)

The upcoming dates we have and prices for each session are as follows;

ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

£150 per delegate

30th and 31st March 2016 9:00am – 5:00pm

MHFA (Mental Health First Aid)

£120 per delegate

4th and 5th April 2016 9:30am – 5:00pm

General introduction self harm training

£80 per delegate

6th April 2016 9:30am – 4:30pm

MHFALite (Mental Health First Aid Lite)

£50 per delegate

5th May 2016 1:00pm – 4:00pm

 

Each delivery will take place in our specially allocated training room and delivered by experienced trainers, with extensive knowledge of self harm, suicide awareness and mental health.

Our upcoming mental health workshops (FREE to those that live or work in Nottingham City only) include;

Tuesday 15th March 2016

MHFALite 1:00pm -4:00pm

MHFALite is an introductory mental health awareness course. You’ll receive a MHFALite manual that you can take away with you at the end of the session and also an attendance certificate from MHFA England

Wednesday 16th March 2016

Mental Health in the Workplace – Managers training 9:30pm – 1:00pm

This course will examine how practical support can be provided to create m environment that is healthy for staff and promote interventions to raise awareness.

Want to know what others thought of our training, here is some feedback from some of the delegates that have attended……

“As a result of attending the ASIST Suicide prevention course I feel I would be considerably better prepared to provide an initial response to someone who was considering ending their life. The model used in this course provides a clear framework to helping someone in this situation in a way that flows like a natural conversation. As a mental health lead for my organisation I would say anyone in a frontline public service would benefit from this course”

ASIST

‘The trainer touching on her own experiences made me see situations a lot clearer’

General self harm

‘Excellent training. Open, honest and interactive! Incorporating real life and experiences to help understanding’

General self harm

‘This training has helped me to see that talking honestly and openly about suicide is vital when helping people and that it isn’t something we should be afraid of’

MHFA

‘This was, without a doubt, the most engaging, informed, well presented session I have ever attended, delivered by someone, brutal with the truth and able to hold the room captivated. If all lectures were like this, I would find a new job attending lectures!!’

General self harm

‘Good to have the chance to talk about the impact on us as professionals, as well as focusing on the student.’

General self harm

‘I feel a lot more confident in the support I will offer to people with mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety and psychosis after having attended the 2 day training. Very informative and insightful.’

MHFA

To book on any of the courses listed above or to find out more information contact Sophie Allen (Training Co-ordinator) on Sophie@harmless.org.uk or training@harmless.org.uk or call the team on 0115 934 8445

Saving lives with Suicide Intervention Skills training

As the festive season approaches, the team at Harmless wanted to equip more members of the public and professionals to support those at immediate risk of suicide, at what can be an extremely emotional, challenging and difficult time for individuals, which can then result in people being at even greater risk of taking their own life. To do this myself and our Trainer, Sarah, delivered Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training at the start of December.

The training was attended by a range of individuals including members of the community and professionals that have had experiences in both personal and professional life, which meant there was a real desire to learn specific, life assisting skills, in order to save lives.

The training was an extremely positive experience, with the delegates really engaging and participating in each section of the workshop. There were many discussions taking place, which explored attitudes, shared knowledge and good practice. It was an ideal opportunity to really engage in the subject and ensure delegates felt confident in the fact they could respond in an effective way to individuals to influence the lives of those in distress.

The group worked hard to challenge stigma and discrimination addressing various misconceptions around suicide. One of the biggest misconceptions is that talking and asking about suicide increases the risk by ‘putting ideas into people’s heads’. This is most definitely not the case. By talking more about it can actually do the complete opposite and save lives. If you are in distress and are having thoughts of suicide, it is really important to talk to someone about suicide and your thoughts and feelings. People can and do recover from their thoughts of wanting to end their life. There is hope and by taking that step, talking to someone and sharing how you feel, could be that step that saves your life.

If you need immediate support over the next couple of weeks, please call the Hope Line on 0800 068 41 41 or the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90

Our next ASIST delivery is 30th and 31st March 2016. For more information or to book a place, please call 0115 934 8445 and ask for Sophie Allen or email training@harmless.org.uk

ASIST Training at Harmless – 7th & 8th September

ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th September 2015  - £250* per person

To coincide with World Suicide Awareness Day (10th September) Harmless will be delivering a 2 day ASIST Workshop in Nottingham.

The upcoming training, co-delivered by two qualified and certified ASIST trainers, is designed to increase your skills, abilities and confidence in your job role to support those at risk of suicide and be better prepared to deal with those at risk.

Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Refreshments, lunch and all resources will be provided on both days of the workshop.

Certificate for  each delegate upon completion

Who is ASIST for?

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is for everyone 16 or older—regardless of prior experience—who wants to be able to provide suicide first aid. Shown by major studies to significantly reduce suicidality, the ASIST model teaches effective intervention skills while helping to build suicide prevention networks in the community.

We mean it when we say that ASIST is for everyone. Virtually anyone aged 16 and older can learn the skills to intervene and save a life from suicide. Professionals as well as members of the community at large have all found great value in ASIST over the years.

Many professionals attend ASIST because suicide intervention skills are essential for their work. In many organisations, ASIST is a mandatory component of training. Nurses, physicians, mental health professionals, pharmacists, teachers, counsellors, youth workers, police, first responders, correctional staff, school support staff, clergy, and volunteers have all found that ASIST complements their existing training and knowledge.

Other people attend simply because they want to be able to help someone in need, in much the same way they might learn CPR. Because the training is comprehensive and doesn’t rely on prior qualifications, they can have the same meaningful experience as a professional caregiver.

Why is ASIST important?

Developed in 1983 and regularly updated to reflect improvements in knowledge and practice, ASIST is the world’s leading suicide intervention workshop. During the two-day interactive session, participants learn to intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over 1,000,000 people have taken the workshop, and studies have proven that the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings for those at risk.

Workshop features:

  • Presentations and guidance from two LivingWorks registered trainers
  • A scientifically proven intervention model
  • Powerful audiovisual learning aids
  • Group discussions
  • Skills practice and development
  • A balance of challenge and safety

ASIST has saved and changed hundreds of thousands of lives around the world.

What are the main benefits of attending ASIST training?

Here is what you can expect at your ASIST training:

  • ASIST is held over two consecutive days for a total of 15 hours.
  • ASIST is based on principles of adult learning. It values participants’ experiences and contributions and encourages them to share actively in the learning process.
  • ASIST workshops always have a minimum of two active ASIST trainers present for the entire two days. If there are more than 30 participants, there will be at least three trainers. Workshops over 45 participants are not recommended and should be split into two separate sessions instead.
  • Trainers show two award-winning videos in the course of the workshop. Cause of Death? provides a common starting point for the discussion of attitudes about suicide, while two versions of It Begins with You illustrate the process of a suicide intervention.
  • Some parts of ASIST take place with all participants together, and others take place in a smaller work group. This helps create a balance between safety and challenge. Participants need not disclose personal experiences to the whole group.
  • Local resources are provided and their availability in the community is discussed.
  • Participant materials include a 20-page workbook, wallet card, and stickers. Participants also receive a certificate upon completing the workshop.

What does ASIST cover?

There are 5 key stages of ASIST;

Preparing – Sets the tone, norms and expectations of the learning experience.

Connecting – Sensitizes participants to their own attitudes towards suicide. Creates an understanding of the impact that attitudes can have on the intervention process.

Understanding – Overviews the intervention needs of a person at risk. It focuses on providing participants with the knowledge and skills to recognize risk and develop safe plans to reduce the risk of suicide.

Assisting - Presents a model for effective suicide intervention. Participants develop their skills through observation and supervised simulation experiences in large and small groups.

Networking - Generates information about resources in the local community. Promotes a commitment by participants to transform local resources into helping networks.

Where can I find more information or book on the course?

For more information about our ASIST training or to book please contact Harmless and ask for Sophie Allen (Training coordinator and ASIST trainer).

To book on this course, click here

Emailtraining@harmless.org.uk or Telephone: 0115 9348445

Date(s): 7th and 8th September 2015 Times: 9am until 5pm (both days)

Training Location: Harmless, NCVS, 7 Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3FB

Please note: Attendance on both days of the workshop is mandatory