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

Important Dates

The OLLIE Foundation runs fundraising events, encourages volunteers to run their own events and also delivers training. Our upcoming training events are below and many tickets are available from our Eventbrite page.

ASIST Training Courses

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 :

  •  November 3 & 4, 2018 (Sat & Sun)

    (08.45 registration, 09.00 start, 16.00 finish)
    Sandringham School - The Ridgeway, Saint Albans, AL4 9NX

safeTALK Training Courses 2018

safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares anyone 15 or older, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources, such as caregivers trained in ASIST.

Since its development in 2006, safeTALK has been used in over 20 countries around the world, and more than 200 selectable video vignettes have been produced to tailor the program’s audio-visual component for diverse audiences. safeTALK-trained helpers are an important part of suicide-safer communities, working alongside intervention resources to identify and avert suicide risks.

Training Venue:

  • St Paul's Church, Blandford Road
    St Albans,Hertfordshire, AL1 4JP

safeTALK dates :

  • Thursday, 25th October 2018
    Arrive at 12.45 for a 13.00 start.
    Course will finish 16.30

Please encourage people to talk to others about how they are feeling so they can either realise they are not alone in how they are feeling and start to get help.
Jane Johnstone, Founder