Saving lives through our training….

With an overall goal of supporting communities to be Suicide aware and safer, Forward For Life delivers recognised high quality training that seeks to increase the resilience of people in society to cope with life and all it can throw at us, promote overall well-being and quality of life, challenge the stigma of suicide and mental illness and most importantly, save lives. 

Training to date has attracted people from across the West Midlands and beyond with representation from all walks of life and all professions including clinicians, counsellors, the police, tenancy support agencies, the housing sector, volunteer first aid services, health improvement agencies, youth support services, older peoples services, public health, education, learning disability services, neighbourhood forum representatives, volunteers and members of the community who just want to make things happen to make our communities Suicide Safer. 

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

Who is SCHEMA for?
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.

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safeTALK is a half-day course that offers you practical steps to help someone with thoughts of suicide and helps you both to connect with more specialised support.

Through attending the safeTALK course, you will know what to do if someone’s suicidal through following the easy to remember TALK steps – Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep-safe.

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ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) is a two day, skills building workshop that prepares caregivers of all kinds to provide suicide first aid interventions. Professionals, Volunteers and informal helpers all need to know how to help persons with thoughts of suicide in ways that increase their suicide safety.

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If you want to discuss any of the training we directly provide, or to discuss specific tailored training in the areas of mental health, wellbeing, suicide prevention or all three… then please don’t hesitate to contact us by phone on 07585776800 or by email at


Forward For Life Social Enterprise operates with the central belief that although there are many challenges that exist across and within our communities, solutions to these challenges are also to be found across and within our communities. Forward For Life as a Social Enterprise works towards realising opportunities in which inequalities are reduced and opportunities for enhanced well-being and improved quality of life is an achievable expectation across all our communities.