Lancashire Mind have been commissioned by Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria to deliver a range of training to help professionals and community members across Lancashire and South Cumbria to grow in confidence and skills around talking about suicide.
The more people who feel able to start the conversation and talk to someone who may be contemplating suicide, the more chance we have of helping to prevent it.
Training ranges from short, 1-hour suicide awareness seminars to intermediate and advanced courses, including Mental Health First Aid. The cost of the training is covered by funding that Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria have secured from NHS England.
Lancashire Mind are working in partnership with Realign Futures and Evey Life Matters to provide the training across the Lancashire and South Cumbria footprint.
The training aims to increase knowledge and understanding of mental health and equip people with the ability to spot signs of poor mental health. It will be delivered in workplaces, educational and community settings to ensure we raise awareness of mental health, self-harm and suicide, and build resilience across communities.
We are targeting workplaces because the majority of people who die by suicide are in employment and are not known to mental health services.