A LIFE Worth Living 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.

Funded training in Sunderland

This training is currently being funded by Sunderland City Council to enable those living, working or volunteering across the City to develop their skills in undertaking life saving conversations.

Please click here 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


Funded training in South Tyneside

This training is currently being funded by South Tyneside Council to enable those living, working or volunteering across South Tyneside to develop their skills in undertaking life saving conversations.

Please click here 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 for your workplace

Washington Mind can bring this training to your workplace and deliver for your staff teams across the Country. A recent evidence based survey has identifies that this training is being used in both professional and personal lives and is making a difference within the suicide prevention agenda. Please contact us on: 0191 417 8043 or: training@washingtonmind.org.uk to discuss the needs of your organisation or business including costs, delivery and numbers to attend.