Positive Action in the Community (external link) provide training courses on behalf of Lancashire County Council Public Health. They are free to individuals and organisations living and working in Lancashire (excluding Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen areas).
This two day training course is for people that teach, work, live with or care for young people aged 8 - 18. Learn to spot the early signs of a mental health issue and how to provide help on a first aid basis.
You must be aged 18+ to attend.
A course for everyone who wants to help prevent suicide. Learn four basic steps to recognise people with thoughts of suicide and connect them with suicide helping resources. This three-hour training can help you make a difference. You must be aged 15+ to attend.
ASIST is a two day workshop in suicide first aid. It teaches you to recognise when someone may be at risk of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. You don't need any formal training to attend the workshop. You must be aged 16+ to attend.
See the Positive Action in the Community website for more information about these courses.
There is a free online suicide prevention training course from the Zero Suicide Alliance (external link). This 20 minute course includes how to recognise the warning signs and safeguard someone who could be contemplating suicide.
Our website has advice on staying mentally well including mental health resources, sleeping well, reducing stress, memory loss, dementia and five ways to manage wellbeing.
For more information on suicidal feelings, possible causes and support visit these websites: