Suicide Awareness Partnership Training (SAPT)
Funded by the Big Lottery, the Suicide Awareness Partnership Training (SAPT) project aims to increase the awareness of good emotional health and mental well-being, and to reduce the stigma of suicide, thereby contributing towards the Government’s target to reduce suicide rates by 20% by 2012.
The project seeks to raise levels of suicide awareness within communities by providing training:
• half-day suicide awareness seminars, free of charge, at which the general public are particularly welcome, as are those whose work is likely to bring them into contact with people at greater risk of suicide. See below for dates of forthcoming sessions
• short (c. 30 minute) suicide awareness presentations in the workplace to small groups of senior managers/selected employers; and, specifically on self-harm, to school pastoral staff
The half-day suicide awareness training addresses societal myths and attitudes about suicide; enables delegates to examine their own attitudes; discusses known suicide risk factors, to assist identification of those vulnerable to taking their own lives; and provides guidance on how to help those suffering from stress or having suicidal thoughts. The training is facilitated either by mental health clinicians or workers from relevant voluntary sector agencies.
If you are interested in attending a suicide awareness training session, hosting a short presentation in your workplace, or wish to find out more about SAPT, please contact the project manager Mike Wilbur (details below).
Forthcoming training sessions
Forthcoming training sessions in Leicester, funded by Leicester City Council (Public Health). All sessions are half day, from 9:15 a.m. to 12:45:
- Friday 27 September 2013: Eyres Monsell
- Monday 14 October 2013: New Parks
- Wednesday 20 November 2013: Crown Hills
- Thursday 5 December 2013: Braunstone Park
If you are interested in attending a half-day training session, please contact Mike (details below). If the training is over-subscribed, priority will be given to those who live and/or work within the area local to the training venue. Applicants who cannot be allocated a place will be kept on the waiting list for future training sessions.
Suicide Awareness Partnership Training project manager
Tel: 0116 268 9712