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.

Monday, 27th February 2017 - Charity Curry Night

Indian Sizzler, 97 Longspring, Watford, WD24 6PU, Hertfordshire

Indian Sizzler is proud to be holding a Curry Night in aid of The OLLIE Foundation, a charity set-up by three Hertfordshire parents that tragically lost their teenage children to suicide.

As a community, we have a responsibility to protect and help young people by giving them a safe environment to grow up in. Monies raised will go towards providing suicide awareness and intervention training for professional adults working with teenagers and young people. Please join us for some delicious food and to support the work of this worthwhile charity.

Tickets £20 (£10 goes directly to OLLIE)

From 7.00pm

Available from Indian Sizzler

Wednesday, 8th March 2017 - Fed's & Pete's Quiz

The County Club, 29 Ridgmont Road, St Albans AL1 3AG

Fed's & Pete's OLLIE Foundation Charity Quiz Night is back. Teams of 6 can enjoy this fun night, where all proceeds go to the charity.

It’s on Wednesday 8th March 2017 at 6pm

All welcome: £150 per team – includes a 'Massive' Pizza buffet and a charity raffle to win fab prizes!

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 :

  • March 1st and 2nd 2017  (Wed / Thur)
  • June 3rd and 4th 2017 (Sat and Sun for those not able to come mid week)
  • Oct 4th and 5th  2017 (Wed / Thur)

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:

  • March 15th Wednesday 2017 (in the morning)
  • May 17th  Wednesday 2017 (in the afternoon)
  • July  8 Saturday 2017 (in the afternoon)
  • October 18 Wednesday 2017 (in the morning)

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

OLLIE Is My Chance To Help Prevent Other Parents From Having To Go Through What I Have.
Stuart Falconer, Founder