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.
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.
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:
- July 8 Saturday 2017
(arrive 12:45pm, training 1pm – 4.30pm)
- September 27 Wednesday 2017
(arrive 9:15am, training 9:30am – 1pm)
Tickets are £30 + booking fee and are available here.