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Every Life Matters Offers Cumberland Football Members FREE Training in Suicide Awareness

Last year Cumberland FA teamed up with Every Life Matters, Cumbria to help raise the profile of the organisation across the Cumberland Football Family. 

Every Life Matters strives to take a fresh, innovative and long term approach to suicide prevention and suicide bereavement support in Cumbria. At the heart of their approach to suicide prevention is the belief that all members of the local community can have a part to play in suicide prevention.

Every Life Matter's training aims to reduce the stigma attached to suicide, increase understanding of when someone is at risk of suicide, raise awareness of how to practically support someone, and the range of services and resources available for people in our communities experiencing suicidal thoughts.

World Suicide Prevention Day 2021

This year's theme is 'Create Hope Through Action'

Order an activity and resource pack for your Club or Organisation and help start the conversations on WSPD 2021. 



Every Life Matters - Autumn Training Programme

Open Online Sessions

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Youth Mental Health First Aid
Identify, Understand and support a young person experiencing a mental health problem. 2 Day Face to face learning opportunity  in September at Queen Katherine School, Kendal, delivered by Juliet Gray, Training Manager at Every Life Matters and Nikki Swan from My Time Cumbria - Barnardos. Booking through Eventbrite.

NEW ONLINE Suicide Alertness
This Three hour online training session is aimed at anyone in a supportive role who wants to understand more about suicide, how to know when someone may be having thoughts of suicide, how to talk directly and comfortably about suicide, and what we can all do to offer practical support. Booking through Eventbrite.

NEW ONLINE Self-harm Alertness
This FREE half day online course helps us understand why people self-harm, develop practical tools and strategies to support people and gain knowledge of the range of local and national support available.  This session is suitable for school staff, health and social care practitioners, and anyone in the community who wants to know more about self-harm, and how they can support someone who is self-harming. Booking through Eventbrite.

Safety Planning
This FREE interactive two hour session looks at how to support someone with thoughts of suicide to create a Safety Plan - a stepped approach that helps someone manage those fleeting thoughts of suicide that emerge at the edge of your mind – through to situations where the desire to die becomes so overwhelming we no longer think we can keep ourselves safe. Booking through Eventbrite.

Suicide First Aid
Suicide First Aid Lite is a FREE half day online course for people living And working in SOUTH CUMBRIA which teaches and practices the skills and knowledge needed to identify someone who may be thinking about suicide and competently intervene to help create suicide-safety as a first aid approach. Booking through Eventbrite.

Suicide Awareness
The FREE one-hour bite size online training is for anyone in our local communities who wants to understand more about suicide, how we can recognise someone at risk, and what we can all do to help and support someone with thoughts of suicide. Booking through Eventbrite.

ASK Workshop (Assessing for Suicide in Kids)
Without help, children thinking of suicide may become teens who act on those thoughts. In just one day, we can teach you what to look for, how to respond, and what to do, that can make a life-saving difference for a child at risk of suicide. Contact to book a session. 

North Cumbria Collaborative Offer
Working in partnership with North East | North Cumbria ICS Every Life Matters are pleased to be able to deliver the Connecting With People Training Programme aimed at health and mental health care staff and primary care practitioners, including those in an assessment roles 4mh home | 4 Mental Health. Download Flyer.

In-house Training
Every Life Matters provides a range of FREE suicide prevention and Self-harm training for Cumbrian organisations, as well as accredited and bespoke Mental Health Training. For more information visit or contact  or 07908 537541 to book today.


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Training with Every Life Matters

In 2021, the Cumberland County League and the Cumberland FA Women's League played in memory of Andrea Buggy and to raise awareness of Every Life Matters across the Football Family.

The teams involved helped to raise awareness of Every Life Matters, Cumbria amongst players and volunteers as well as having the open conversations which could ultimately support someone in need. Read more about how your team can support this, including sharing the CFA Team Talk series amongst your contacts.

You can also donate to Every Life Cumbria using Cumberland FA's dedicated Just Giving page.

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