The OLLIE Foundation – suicide intervention training
safeTALK and ASIST are the two OLLIE Foundation suicide intervention training programmes, both of which have one vital purpose: to help people save lives. OLLIE run these sessions with dates throughout the year: see here for upcoming dates. If you would like a bespoke session for your work or community group, please get in touch.
safeTALK is a half day suicide intervention training session to help people identify signs of someone contemplating suicide.
- Suitable for anyone over the age of 15
- Teaches people how to become suicide-alert helpers
- Teaches people how to signpost a vulnerable person to a qualified ASIST trainer or other local lifesaving intervention resources
ASIST is a two day certified suicide intervention training workshop to help professionals spot the warning signs of suicidal thoughts.
- Provides a recognised ‘pathway’ to help individuals combat suicidal thoughts
- Helps develop relationship-building skills that gain trust through ‘open talk’
- Equips people with skills to safely intervene to keep people safe for the initial 24/48 hours until mental health services can take over
It is recommended that any school or organisation working with young people, should have as many people as possible trained in safeTALK and 2 or 4 adults trained in ASIST.