Community Links is working in partnership with Mentally Health Leeds to run free Suicide Prevention training for colleagues working across health and care in Leeds.

ASIST: Applied suicide intervention skills training is a two day course that aims to break down stereotypes and misinformation about suicide and gives participants an evidence based approach to those risks.

  • Thursday 23 – Friday 24 September 8.45am – 4.30pm
  • Thursday 04 – Friday 05 November 8.45am – 4.30pm

LivingWorks Start: is a 90-minute online training program that will teach you how to recognise when someone is having thoughts of suicide and take meaningful action to keep them safe. The course is for anyone over the age of 13 and no formal or prior suicide prevention training is needed.

In addition to completing the online training participants will also be expected to attend a 2-hour workshop facilitated by an experienced Suicide Prevention trainer. This will provide an opportunity to discuss the skills learned during Living Works Start in a safe and supportive environment.

  • Monday 27 September 2pm – 4pm
  • Tuesday 05 October 10am – 12pm

SafeTALK: is a face to face half-day training in suicide alertness. It helps participants recognise a person with thoughts of suicide and connect them with resources who can help them in choosing to live. Participants don’t need any formal preparation to attend the training—anyone age 15 or older who wants to make a difference can learn the safeTALK steps

  •  Wednesday 17 November 9.30 – 12.30pm

To book a place on either course, contact Community Links on 0113 2739675 or email [email protected]

Community Links continue to monitor government advice and work safely with COVID-19 measures to determine the number of places available on each course. Whilst Government Covid restrictions have been relaxed, they continue to train with guidelines in place. This involves maintaining social distancing & the use of face coverings. For further information on their safety measures, visit www.commlinks.co.uk/training