We are a charity devoted to stopping teenagers and young people from taking their own lives

Events

The OLLIE Foundation runs fundraising events, encourages volunteers to run their own events and also delivers training. Our upcoming events are below and many tickets are available from our Eventbrite page. Please get in touch if you are interested in fundraising for us with an event so we can share the information here.

22 July 2017 - Bunnings Sausage Sizzle AND Cake!!

The Sausage sizzle - an Australian staple - has landed in the UK.

Show your support for the OLLIE foundation by coming down to Bunnings in Griffiths Way, St Albans on Saturday 22nd July & partaking in a Sizzle cooked by our Michelin chef (he used to work in a tyre factory)!

While you’re there why not have a cake or two as well.

 

22 July 2017 - Calling all Cake Makers...

On 22nd July, we have an opportunity to sell cakes too, so would anyone be interested in baking some cakes to go along with the sausages?

OK, so you don't play golf, or eat curries, or enjoy quizzes, or participate in treasure hunts, or run marathons!! That's fine, so perhaps you could make some cakes for us instead.

What better way to help than standing in your kitchen with a glass of wine, tasting your cakes while you support your local charity.

Who's up for it?

10 September 2017 - The Ultimate Challenge

It includes a combination of tasks and challenges from a variety of different games. Teams are encouraged to harness their creativity and communication to complete photo and video challenges together with a series of trivia and questions. Teams will need to stay alert, as there is no way of telling what could come up next! This team challenge is guaranteed to get people working together, and having a blast whilst they’re doing it.

City streets, parks and venues are your playground and will see teams solving spy inspired tasks and re-enacting the greatest sporting moments.

Put the date in your diary and watch this space.

15-17 September 2017 - Serve and OLLIE

Six serves for £5, come and have a go and see how fast your serve is.

Prizes for the fastest serves

  • Friday 15th September – 6pm – 9pm
  • Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September 10am-7pm

St Albans Lawn Tennis Club
Jersey Lane, St Albans, Herts
AL4 9AE

ASIST Training Course Dates

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is for everyone 16 or older—regardless of prior experience—who wants to be able to provide suicide first aid. Shown by major studies to significantly reduce suicidality, the ASIST model teaches effective intervention skills while helping to build suicide prevention networks in the community.

Virtually anyone age 16 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, can become an ASIST-trained caregiver. Developed in 1983 and regularly updated to reflect improvements in knowledge and practice, ASIST is the world’s leading suicide intervention workshop. During the two-day interactive session, participants learn to intervene and help prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Over 1,000,000 people have taken the workshop, and studies have proven that the ASIST method helps reduce suicidal feelings for those at risk.

ASIST dates :

  • Nov 8th and 9th 2017 (Wed/Thurs)
    (arrive 8:45, training 9am – 4pm)

Tickets are £80 + booking fee per person and are available here.

safeTALK Training Course Dates

The safeTALK (Tell Ask Listen Keep Safe) training course is a half day (3-4 hour) interactive training course for 15-30 participants.

safeTALK enables people to become aware of people with suicidal thoughts. Launched in Canada in 2006, the course has been run in more than 20 countries worldwide. It is suitable for anyone over the age of 15. Included in the course:

  • Exploration of the group’s personal encounters with mental health and suicide
  • Video of survivor sharing experience of acute mental health challenges
  • Hands on role play exercises exploring real life suicide crisis scenarios
  • Information about local community resources

safeTALK upcoming dates:

  • September 27 Wednesday 2017
    (arrive 9:15am, training 9:30am – 1pm)

Tickets are £30 + booking fee and are available here.

Anyone Learning The Skills Of Suicide Alertness And Safe Suicide Intervention Has A Skill, Quite Literally, For Life.
Wendy Henrys, safeTALK Trainer