The training courses we have identified and offer below seek to nurture the skills inherent in people to work collaboratively to combat the issues of the day that are affecting people’s lives. Whether it is at a personal, organisational or at a societal level.

At ATPS, we believe that mental ill health, suicide prevention and wellbeing is everyone’s business. We can, together, all enable our communities to reduce the stigma of mental ill health and suicide and thus move towards well-being and living well.

ASK Workshop

(where available, in-person courses will resume at the appropriate/safe time)

***this course is now available online for those who work with children from 5-14***

The ASK Workshop is a one-day, evidence-informed and highly interactive suicide prevention training. Learn from informative videos, mini-lectures, and group discussions. Apply and practice as you learn with case studies and guided simulations. Leave with tools and templates you can integrate into your practice immediately.

Mental Health First Aid England

(where available, in-person courses will resume at the appropriate/safe time)

***this course is now available online as well as face to face***

Mental Health First Aid 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.

Developed in Australia in 2000 and now internationally recognised in 23 countries, MHFA courses teach people how to recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues, provide help on a first aid basis and effectively guide someone towards the right support.

Action to prevent suicide has a network of approved instructors working with different sectors, organisations and communities throughout England, delivering a range of courses including Adult MHFA.

Connect 5

(where available, in-person courses will resume at the appropriate/safe time)

Connect 5 uses the framework of the Five Ways to Wellbeing and the 5 area cognitive behavioural model, and underpins the principle of ‘Making Every Contact Count’. It promotes psychological knowledge, understanding, and awareness, and the development of skills which empower people to take proactive steps to build resilience and look after themselves.

Connect 5 is relevant for anyone aged 16 years or over who works with people at any level, and aims to provide participants with the skills, competencies and confidence required to hold conversations about health and wellbeing in their routine practice. This helps delegates to become more effective in helping people to manage mental health problems and increase their resilience and mental wellbeing through positive changes.

I Am Here

(where available, in-person courses will resume at the appropriate/safe time)

I Am Here is an evidence-based mental health and wellbeing programme for the workplace. It builds courage, confidence & skills in teams to connect people with help and support when needed which increases the use of help and supports both provided by a workplace and within the community. I Am Here helps create a compassionately connected team of people in the workplace and beyond.

Talking About Suicide: Ten Tools

(where available, in-person courses will resume at the appropriate/safe time)

Select a date, then join us on Zoom for 90 minutes, and come away with 10 practical tools to give you confidence to help someone you are worried about, who might be thinking of suicide.

This training was created by specialists and is delivered live, safely and sensitively. Every consideration has been given to ensure the practical and emotional safety of our attendees.

This training is especially important right now because of the unknown impact of Covid-19 on our collective and individual mental health.

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