We are busy developing ‘TRAINING FOR LIFE’ 

We were really disappointed to find that despite our best efforts our application to the Lottery was turned down…   But after a few weeks of thinking that might be the end of the Collaborative, we decided that we just couldn’t let that happen, so we’ve come up with a plan B!

TRAINING FOR LIFE - After much thinking and discussion, we are now going ahead with a new project and are beginning to put together a range of one day training events, all related to the prevention of suicide and the development of wellbeing, which will be delivered from January 2018.  Courses will be run in different venues across the South West.  Charges will be on a sliding scale, with a number of supported places on each event for people who are unwaged.   And the added bonus is that any surplus raised will go towards the provision of regional Collaborative Learning Events!   Possible topics include:

Suicide prevention:

  • Awareness raising - it’s safe to talk about suicide
  • What works well in suicide prevention; national strategies & priorities
  • Supporting GPs in suicide prevention
  • Understanding the possible increased risk of suicide in those who have experienced childhood trauma
  • Different workshops focussing on the needs of particular groups eg  young people, men, refugee groups, farmers, LGBTQ, & others.

Promoting well being

  • Wellness Recovery Action Plans
  • Movement, sport & wellbeing
  • Supporting those bereaved by suicide

Building communities

  • Building and developing whole community approaches
  • Working together - towards co-production
  • Quality improvement
  • Understanding the Model for Improvement
  • Master class in improvement methodology
  • Leading effective projects

Quality improvement

  • Understanding the Model for Improvement
  • Master class in improvement methodology
  • Leading effective projects


We’re keen to hear from you about which courses you would like to see us provide, ideas for trainers or venues, offers of help, etc.  Do get in touch at admin@zerosuicide.co.uk.  We look forward to hearing from you! 

Watch this space for more news!