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.

23 November - Sandringham Mental Health Conference

A full-day event with keynote speakers, workshops, a marketplace and networking opportunities for teachers, parents, students and health professionals.

Keynote Speakers: Jonny Benjamin MBE, Neil Laybourn - the man who saved his life, Comedian Jake Mills, Head of Lean In Europe - Emma Roberts, Director of Elysium Hospitals, Author on resilience Sheila Mulvenney and many, many more...

Workshops on body image, sports nutrition, goal setting, eating disorders, self harm, resilience, life after loss, anxiety and many more...

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24 November - The OLLIE GIG at The Pioneer

St. Albans Youth Council Presents...

The OLLIE Gig featuring Written in Ink

Time: 6:30 - 10pm
Tickets: £5 available on the door
Place: Heatherlands Drive, St Albans, AL3 5AY

  • Under 18s - STRICTLY NO ALCOHOL

30th November - St Albans Christmas Market Community Chalet

Time: 11am - 8pm

The Christmas Market returns to the Cathedral quarter again this year, from Thursday 24th November - Sunday 18th December.

OLLIE will be selling Christmas cards in St Albans Christmas market.

The Vintry Garden adjacent to St Albans Cathedral.

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1 December - FREE Health MOT Event

Date: Friday 1st December 11.30-15.30

Venue: The Barn, 1 Watford House Lane, Watford, WD17 1BJ

Free event to all Watford residents. 

12 December - SafeTalk Training The OLLIE Foundation

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

Time: 15.30 - 18.30

Place: Sandringham School Academy Trust, The Ridgeway, Sandridge, AL4 9NX

13 December - SafeTalk Training The OLLIE Foundation

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

Time: 6.30 - 10.00pm

Place: Sandringham School Academy Trust, The Ridgeway, Sandridge, AL4 9NX

13 & 14 January - 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 :

  • January 13th and 14th 2018 (Sat/Sun)
    (arrive 8:45, training 9am – 4pm)

Since TJ died my world has become an emptier place. I have changed forever & life has lost its lustre. I wouldn’t wish this upon anyone. If I can do anything to stop others experiencing this then that’s what I must do.
Chris Sibley, Founder