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: 4 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

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.

Designed, developed and delivered by Forward For Life and Common Unity, WISE STEPS is an online half day suicide prevention training gatekeeper workshop.


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.


SCHEMA: 29/10/20 – Sorry Fully Booked

Course: SCHEMA: An Approach to Suicide Prevention
Training Type: Face To Face
Duration: 8 Hours
Date: 29th October 2020
Location: Birmingham. UK
Status: Fully booked
Background:

Death by suicide is devastating and far reaching across our communities. It takes 3 times more lives per year in the UK than lives lost in accidents on all our roads. The most recent data tells us that over 6000 people died in the UK by suicide in one year. That means that every day, 16 people take their own lives in the UK.

But we can have an impact on this devastating act through learning skills to support a person with suicidal thoughts to consider life as an achievable plan.


Course Description

SCHEMA is a one day suicide prevention course that supports professionals and community members in effectively helping people with suicidal thoughts.

This course has been being designed and developed by experienced facilitators and practitioners in the fields of suicide prevention, mental health and well-being.


Learning aims
  • To provide delegates with knowledge around suicide and the skills to support an individual who may be thinking of taking their own life.
  • Enable participants to learn how to develop a collaborative helping relationship focused on life options for the individual at risk.
  • To equip participants with practical tools and a framework for understanding the needs of a person at risk along with a Life Plan Model that features risk assessment and future life planning approaches.
  • Provide a safe environment for practice to build confidence and skills.

Learning aspirations for delegates
  • Spot the signals of possible suicidal ideation
  • Ask the right questions
  • Explore with empathy
  • Assess risk level and forward plan
  • Enable short term support and appropriate signposting
  • Learn the skills that could save a life

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.


SCHEMA: 21/10/20 – Sorry Fully Booked

Course: SCHEMA: An Approach to Suicide Prevention
Training Type: Face To Face
Duration: 8 Hours
Date: 21st October 2020
Location: Birmingham. UK
Status: Fully booked
Background:

Death by suicide is devastating and far reaching across our communities. It takes 3 times more lives per year in the UK than lives lost in accidents on all our roads. The most recent data tells us that over 6000 people died in the UK by suicide in one year. That means that every day, 16 people take their own lives in the UK.

But we can have an impact on this devastating act through learning skills to support a person with suicidal thoughts to consider life as an achievable plan.


Course Description

SCHEMA is a one day suicide prevention course that supports professionals and community members in effectively helping people with suicidal thoughts.

This course has been being designed and developed by experienced facilitators and practitioners in the fields of suicide prevention, mental health and well-being.


Learning aims
  • To provide delegates with knowledge around suicide and the skills to support an individual who may be thinking of taking their own life.
  • Enable participants to learn how to develop a collaborative helping relationship focused on life options for the individual at risk.
  • To equip participants with practical tools and a framework for understanding the needs of a person at risk along with a Life Plan Model that features risk assessment and future life planning approaches.
  • Provide a safe environment for practice to build confidence and skills.

Learning aspirations for delegates
  • Spot the signals of possible suicidal ideation
  • Ask the right questions
  • Explore with empathy
  • Assess risk level and forward plan
  • Enable short term support and appropriate signposting
  • Learn the skills that could save a life

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.


SCHEMA: 25/09/20 – Sorry Fully Booked

Course: SCHEMA: An Approach to Suicide Prevention
Training Type: Face To Face
Duration: 8 Hours
Date: 25th September 2020
Location: Birmingham. UK
Status: Fully booked
Background:

Death by suicide is devastating and far reaching across our communities. It takes 3 times more lives per year in the UK than lives lost in accidents on all our roads. The most recent data tells us that over 6000 people died in the UK by suicide in one year. That means that every day, 16 people take their own lives in the UK.

But we can have an impact on this devastating act through learning skills to support a person with suicidal thoughts to consider life as an achievable plan.


Course Description

SCHEMA is a one day suicide prevention course that supports professionals and community members in effectively helping people with suicidal thoughts.

This course has been being designed and developed by experienced facilitators and practitioners in the fields of suicide prevention, mental health and well-being.


Learning aims
  • To provide delegates with knowledge around suicide and the skills to support an individual who may be thinking of taking their own life.
  • Enable participants to learn how to develop a collaborative helping relationship focused on life options for the individual at risk.
  • To equip participants with practical tools and a framework for understanding the needs of a person at risk along with a Life Plan Model that features risk assessment and future life planning approaches.
  • Provide a safe environment for practice to build confidence and skills.

Learning aspirations for delegates
  • Spot the signals of possible suicidal ideation
  • Ask the right questions
  • Explore with empathy
  • Assess risk level and forward plan
  • Enable short term support and appropriate signposting
  • Learn the skills that could save a life

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.