ALWL Training

It is a community focused training programme which aims to train people who are best placed in the heart of communities to offer support and information to people who are experiencing suicidal thoughts.

To support local people to identify ‘a life worth living’ and equip local workers and volunteers with the confidence, skills and knowledge they need to offer support and information to a potentially suicidal person and provide them with the knowledge to signpost to local services and access the relevant pathway of support; to reduce suicides.

This suicide prevention training places an emphasis upon how attitudes to suicide across societies can hinder suicide prevention and how by taking moral judgements out of the equation we can have open and honest conversations with a person who is contemplating taking their life as a realistic option to ending their pain. “To be suicidal means to be in pain… to have ones inner and outer resources for coping with pain to be at the brink of exhaustion… Suicide is not chosen… it happens when pain exceeds resources for coping with pain”. David L Conroy in his book, ‘Out of the Nightmare.

Training Dates – Sunderland

Please visit:  www.alifeworthliving.org.uk/book-training/ to access current training availability and book your place!

If you have any questions about the training or your booking, please contact Washington Mind on 0191 417 8043 or email: info@washingtonmind.org.uk or training@washingtonmind.org.uk


Training Dates – South Tyneside

Please visit:  www.alifeworthliving.org.uk/book-training/ to access current training availability and book your place!

If you have any questions about the training or your booking, please contact Washington Mind on 0191 417 8043 or email: info@washingtonmind.org.uk or training@washingtonmind.org.uk


MPThe Matt Palmer Trust is a non-profit organisation to support the mental well-being of men of all ages in the UK. Our vision is that men will find support required to enjoy strong mental well-being and not suffer alone.

The Matt Palmer Trust has kindly funded Washington Mind to deliver A LIFE Worth Living suicide prevention training to reach out to the men in our community.  The message that we both wish to promote is that life can be difficult at times and that there is strength in asking for help and support when such difficulties arise. ALWL enables us to reach out and support those of us who are experiencing suicidal thoughts to access appropriate support at the time when we need it most.

If you are interested in accessing this training please contact Washington Mind on

0191 4178043

Or email info@washingtonmind.org.uk or visit our websites

www.washingtonmind.org.uk or www.alifeworthliving.org.uk