WISE STEPS Plus Evaluation

WISE STEPS Plus – Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training (online)

Duration: 3 Hours

WISE STEPS PLUS has been developed specifically for delegates who have already attended the WISE STEPS Gatekeeper online Training. It provides online enhanced training opportunities to further support those who are having suicidal thoughts.Learn more about Wise Steps Plus

Alternatives to online forms you can download a copy of the evaluation form: Download the evaluation form here

    Now I have completed the training here are my thoughts:


    Wise Steps Gatekeeper Evaluation

    WISE STEPS – Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training (online)

    Duration: 3 Hours

    WISE STEPS is an online ‘gatekeeper’ training workshop built on years of experience and best evidenced based approaches in the field of suicide prevention. Designed, developed and delivered by Forward For Life and Common Unity, WISE STEPS provides a strong foundation for those seeking the tools needed to support people who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide. Learn more about Wise Steps

    Alternatives to online forms you can download a copy of the evaluation form: Download the evaluation form here

      Now I have completed the training here are my thoughts:


      SCHEMA Evaluation

      SCHEMA – An Approach to Suicide Prevention

      Duration: 1 Day

      The SCHEMA suicide prevention course is suitable for all walks of life and this is because suicidal behaviour occurs across all our communities and is everybody’s responsibility. Whatever your background, by attending SCHEMA you will feel better prepared to support someone who has suicidal thoughts.Learn more about SCHEMA

      Alternatives to online forms you can download a copy of the evaluation form: Download the evaluation form here

       

        Please indicate your impressions from the statements listed below:


        Suicide doesn’t discriminate

        Suicide takes thousands of lives per year in the UK. Years of love, memories, relationships and possibilities are lost each time a person dies by suicide. We are losing our family members, our friends, our neighbours and work colleagues. It affects every community so we need to support our communities to have to prevent suicide – provide them with tools and knowledge that can be cascaded far and wide.

        It is through this approach that the Community Connectors Suicide Prevention programme has been developed for Birmingham communities. Conceptualised by Common Unity and Forward For Life, this approach will empower communities to provide learning to their networks on the challenge of suicide and how to support people to stay alive. For more information and to receive updates email info@common-unity.org

        Our Website links:

        https://urbrum.org

        https://common-unity.org

        https://forwardforlife.org

        https://the-waitingroom.org

        Suicide Prevention Training Feedback

        Telling us straight

        In our field of work we are keen to know what you think of the training you receive from us. We need to know what things are going well, what could be improved and how you feel about the experience we provide.


        SCHEMA – An Approach to Suicide Prevention

        SCHEMA is a suicide prevention course that supports professionals and community members in effectively helping people with suicidal thoughts. The SCHEMA suicide prevention course is suitable for all walks of life and this is because suicidal behaviour occurs across all our communities and is everybody’s responsibility. Whatever your background, by attending SCHEMA you will feel better prepared to support someone who has suicidal thoughts.


        SCHEMA FeedbackDateRecommendScore

        Very good session, well organised and communicated the information clearly. Really engaging.
        27/05/21Yes10

        Both Caron & Terry did an amazing job on delivering today’s training.
        27/05/21Yes10

        The training was good and really engaging I really enjoyed it.
        27/05/21Yes10

        The Schema training was a new approach for me, however, at the end of the session, I now feel more confident.
        27/05/21Yes9

        Great – loved it was so helpful and interactive really thought-provoking I learned a lot.
        27/05/21Yes10

        The engaging activities really helped prepare for real life scenarios.
        16/04/21Yes10

        Excellent training, informative and interactive
        16/04/21Yes10

        The training was interactive and relevant to our line of work. Really impressed with Terry’s and Caron’s passion and enthusiasm on the topic.
        16/04/21Yes10

        Thank you so much for an interesting and informative day.
        26/02/21Yes10

        Really enjoyed the training. It was engaging and informative. Feel as though I have genuinely improved my knowledge.
        26/02/21Yes10

        Loved the ice breaker. Trainers made you feel comfortable and included.
        26/02/21Yes10

        The training was very useful and informative. Thank you
        26/02/21Yes8

        Excellent training. Engaging and interactive. I learned a lot and will be able to use this on the helpline.
        26/02/21Yes10

        More information on SCHEMA can be found here


        WISE STEPS – Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training

        WISE STEPS is an online ‘gatekeeper’ training workshop built on years of experience and best evidenced based approaches in the field of suicide prevention.

        Designed, developed and delivered by Forward For Life and Common Unity, WISE STEPS provides a strong foundation for those seeking the tools needed to support people who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide.


        FeedbackDateRecommend

        I thought the training and the trainers were very knowledgeable and I feel more confident now with the guidance I have received so thank you, Terry & Caron
        28/05/21YES

        Really really enjoyed it wish it was longer and in person.
        28/05/21YES

        Both facilitators were excellent in their delivery, the team felt at ease with the content discussed. Good breakdown of steps, and suggested words to enable myself to ask the direct question. Team members felt supported throughout the training. Thank you.
        28/05/21YES

        I would really like to stay involved with further training id like to take the opportunity to thank you for the training and you’re supporting. The work you are doing and have done in the community and the Waiting rooms want to say how useful this is.
        28/05/21YES

        Caron & Terry are excellent trainers & facilitators
        28/05/21YES

        More information about Wise Steps can be found here

        Outstanding feedback from our first online delivery of Wise Steps

        After launching our very first online Suicide Prevention programme, Wise Steps, we were taken aback by the outstanding feedback we received.

        What WISE Steps is

        WISE STEPS is an online ‘gatekeeper’ training workshop built on years of experience and best evidenced based approaches in the field of suicide prevention.

        Designed, developed and delivered by Forward For Life and Common Unity, WISE STEPS provides a strong foundation for those seeking the tools needed to support people who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide.

        Feedback:
        Getting rid of the stigma and taboo around suicide is paramount in helping people get the support they need and is part of helping to save lives so programmes like this are massively important in raising awareness. Thank you
        Thank-you for the training I found it both informative and transferable to real life encounters.
        I found the training informative, i think a lot of it I knew already but it emphasized certain points.
        I think the training was really clear and timely. It gave us time to learn then discuss what we had learnt to ensure we understood. I would definitely recommend the training, it was very beneficial
        It was excellent and very informative all round. Great job guys
        The transition to online training seemed to work very well.
        The teamwork between the two trainers worked very well.
        I was very impressed in the training provided today and can only suggest how important I believe this training is for new recruits into the police service. Many thanks for a brilliant bit of training.

        Get in touch:

        You can contact us regarding any of our training programmes or anything else for that matter – we love to chat about how we can support you.

        Email: info@forwardforlife.org

        Telephone: 07585776800

        More information can be found here: Click here for link to Wise Steps

        Our Training

        All of our training listed is available in this section. But there are other options. If you are looking to bring us in to support your organization through “in-house” development then please get in touch.

        Our ready to go training

        Forward for Life have training that is ready to go. Locally developed by specialists in their fields. We deliver training on suicide prevention, mental health and well-being based approaches.

        You could consider our highly rated one-day SCHEMA: An Approach To Suicide Prevention programme. Alternatively, you may wish to arrange online training on our WISE Steps gatekeeper workshop.

        Tailored Training

        We are more than happy to work with organisations to tailor training to your organisational needs. This includes Mental Health Awareness training and Well-being in the Workplace using the Five Ways to Well Being Framework. We will fit the training to your needs to best benefit your organisation.

        Standardised Training in Suicide Prevention

        SCHEMA Delegates: Coventry and Warwickshire 2019

        Forward For Life and Associates, Common Unity, are recognised Master Trainers in both the ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) and safeTALK gatekeeper training. We have successfully delivered these programmes for many years across the UK.

        Discuss your training needs

        If you want to discuss your organisations training and development needs or have any other inquiries about what we deliver or how we can work with you, then please, get in touch

        e: info@forwardforlife.org

        t: 07585776800


        WISE STEPS: 05/11/20 – Sorry Fully Booked

        Course: WISE STEPS Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training
        Training Type: Online
        Duration: 3 Hours
        Date: 5th November 2020
        Location: Online
        Status: Fully booked
        Background:

        Over 6000 people take their own lives in the UK each year. There is a clear need to help those with thoughts of suicide to stay alive.


        Course Description

        Designed, developed and delivered by Forward For Life and Common Unity, WISE STEPS Suicide Prevention Training is an online ‘gatekeeper’ training session utilising knowledge gained from life saving programmes including the highly regarded SCHEMA Suicide Prevention one day course.


        How you benefit from the WISE STEPS Workshop
        • Understand the impact of suicide and the stigma surrounding suicide.
        • Gain a knowledge of the common myths and misconceptions.
        • Have a strong base line knowledge of how to identify those at risk.
        • Gain skills in open and direct dialogue on suicide.
        • Direct those at risk to appropriate support organisations.
        • Knowledge of local and national support resources.
        • Increased confidence in supporting a person who may be at risk of suicide.
        • Understand the vital importance of self-care and personal support opportunities.

        Book a place

        Sorry but there are no more places available on this day.


        Contact Us

        To discuss our future training dates, what we can offer or to book a session for your organisation please get in touch

        e. info@forwardforlife.org

        t. 07585776800


        About the facilitators:
        Facilitators: Terry Rigby & Caron Thompson

        Terry Rigby (Forward For Life) and Caron Thompson (Common Unity) are recognised Suicide Prevention Trainers with 50 years combined experience of working in the mental health, suicide prevention and wellbeing sector both in a strategic and operational capacity.

        Since 2012, Terry and Caron have delivered suicide prevention training on behalf of Birmingham and Solihull NHS, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, Dudley Borough Council and Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Partnership Trust. Training has also been delivered across the UK to private sector and national charitable organisations including IBM, Crisis, GazProm, McDonalds, National Express and BetFred.

        Since they began co-facilitating, over 3000 people have benefited from learning suicide prevention skills through Caron and Terry via a range of training programmes and events.


        WISE STEPS – Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training (online & face to face)

        WISE STEPS is an online and face to face ‘gatekeeper’ training workshop built on years of experience and best evidenced based approaches in the field of suicide prevention.

        Designed, developed and delivered by Forward For Life and Common Unity, WISE STEPS provides a strong foundation for those seeking the tools needed to support people who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide. In its first year WISE STEPS has been delivered to 100’s of participants across the West Midlands being seen as a vital learning opportunity.


        Course Info

        Facilitators: 2
        Maximum Delegate Number: 15
        Duration: 3 Hours

        Who is this course for:

        WISE STEPS training aims to support organisations and communities to be better prepared to identify and support those at risk of suicide.

        How you benefit from WISE STEPS:

        • Understand the impact of suicide and the stigma surrounding suicide.
        • Gain knowledge of the common myths and misconceptions.
        • Have a strong base line knowledge of how to identify those at risk.
        • Gain skills in open and direct dialogue on suicide.
        • Direct those at risk to appropriate support organisations.
        • Knowledge of local and national support resources.
        • Increased confidence in supporting a person who may be at risk of suicide.
        • Understand the vital importance of self-care and personal support opportunities.

        Next level online/face to face learning:

        WISE STEPS PLUS has been developed specifically for delegates who have already attended the WISE STEPS Gatekeeper online Training.

        It provides online enhanced training opportunities to further support those who are having suicidal thoughts.


        Course Info

        Facilitators: 2
        Maximum delegate Number: 12
        Duration: 3 Hours

        Who is this course for:

        WISE STEPS PLUS is specifically for community members/organisations who have attended the WISE STEPS online/face to face Gatekeeper training who wish to develop their skill base further when directly supporting a person with thoughts of suicide to stay safe.

        How you benefit from WISE STEPS PLUS:

        • Enhanced skills in open and direct dialogue
        • Skills in developing tailored Life Plans and assessing risk concerns.
        • Understanding and utilisation of ‘exploring safety’ techniques
        • Increased knowledge of CARE prioritisation model
        • Development of both implementation skills and observation skills through role simulation/case studies

        Quality assurance

        Forward For Life and Common Unity have specialised in the fields of mental health, wellbeing and suicide prevention for a combined period of more than 50 years. They have designed, developed and delivered a range of training programmes across the UK to communities, the public sector and private sector. The training is delivered by Master Trainers in the internationally recognised ASIST and safeTALK suicide prevention programmes.


        Our One Day Face to Face suicide prevention training

        SCHEMA is our one day course that further supports delegates with skills in developing individual Life Plans for people with thoughts of suicide. SCHEMA is delivered currently as part of the Birmingham and Solihull suicide prevention NHS programme and has been successfully delivered to as part of the Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Partnership Trusts programme for reducing suicide. By attending the SCHEMA course which is our face to face eqivilent to attending our online Wise Steps Plus Suicide Prevention Training.

        For more information on SCHEMA please click here.

        Have any questions?

        Why not get in touch with us so we can help with any inquiries you may have.

        CLICK HERE to go to our contact page or call us on 07585776800


        About the facilitators:

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        Facilitators: Terry Rigby & Caron Thompson

        Terry Rigby (Forward For Life) and Caron Thompson (Common Unity) are recognised Suicide Prevention Trainers with 50 years combined experience of working in the mental health, suicide prevention and wellbeing sector both in a strategic and operational capacity.

        Since 2012, Terry and Caron have delivered suicide prevention training on behalf of Birmingham and Solihull NHS, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council and Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Partnership Trust. Training has also been delivered across the UK to the private sector and national charitable organisations including IBM, Crisis, GazProm, McDonalds, National Express and BetFred.

        Since they began co-facilitating, over 3000 people have benefited from learning suicide prevention skills through a range of training programmes and events.


        Suicide Prevention Data

        Suicide data at your fingertips

        The Suicide Prevention Profile web-pages have been produced by Public Health England. This data helps people develop understanding at a local level and support an intelligence driven approach to suicide prevention.

        It brings together and presents a range of publicly available data on suicide. It also highlights associated prevalence, risk factors, and service contact among groups at increased risk. This resource also provides planners, providers and stakeholders with the means to highlight their area and benchmark against similar populations.

        There are user guides and videos to help you find out more information about suicide, suicide prevention plans and government publications around suicide.