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Public Health news: Suicide Prevention and Grief Training

March 2022

Suicide Prevention and Grief Training

A Life Worth Living

A Life Worth Living training gives our community the tools to tackle the stigma associated with suicide and reach many more people and their families. This half day training course focuses upon a community approach to suicide prevention and intervention.

By the end of the course you will be able to:-

  • Challenge the myths and stigma surrounding suicide
  • Spot the warning signs that someone may be having thoughts of suicide
  • Have a supportive conversation with confidence using the LIFE model
  • Signpost to further support
  • Look after your own wellbeing        

There are many myths about suicide, get the facts ......attend the training. Due to the subject of this training it is not recommended for those who have recently been bereaved and for some who may be experiencing suicidal thoughts.

The Stories we Tell and are Told

This training gives a narrative approach to death and dying that aims to develop a shared understanding of grief that allows us to support each other as a community. This means we will be able to provide support and comfort through our increased understanding, where people do not feel judged or viewed as 'stuck' or 'ill' but feel supported by a community that understands the importance of continuing bonds with those we grieve for.

This is indeed a difficult time and although the training may be timely - we are aware that it is also highly emotive therefore we ask that you do not attend this training if you are recently bereaved. 


  • An increased understanding of the impact of grief upon families, friends and communities.
  • Attitudes that are often associated with grief, grieving and talking about grief whilst looking to build alternative ways of understanding.
  • A discussion and exploration of the Continuing Bonds theory for grief
  • An exploration of how to utilise Continuing Bonds whilst having a supportive conversation.

The course is for all 'frontline' workers across our community that come into contact with people who are experiencing grief. The training aims to change the way in which we talk about death and dying, how we support a person with their grief and how we can challenge and change our expectations of what grief 'should' be.

To find out when the next courses are and book a place visit Washington Mind

This training offers 2 FREE spaces per organisation courtesy of Better Mental Health Funding and is focused upon those who address health inequalities across South Tyneside. Please ensure you are able to complete the full course before booking as non attendance non completion of course or cancelling within 7 days prior to the course commencing will incur a £50.00 cancellation fee.

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  • Change4Life South Tyneside
  • Town Hall and Civic Offices
    Westoe Road
    South Shields
    United Kingdom
    NE33 2RL

  • 0191 424 7300

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