Every Life Matters

Every Life Matters Winter Training Programme

All ELM courses are fully funded for anyone living or working in Cumbria and therefore free to attend

We are profoundly aware that our suicide rates in our county remain stubbornly high – we need to be all working together on this. So, here's an opportunity for people to learn new lifesaving skills or refresh your skills and knowledge.

For dates and to book places on any of the courses go to:

Every Life Matters Events | Eventbrite

Suicide Alertness

This half day training session is aimed at anyone 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. 

Completion of the training will  qualify individuals for the Orange Button scheme

Available online and also Face to Face sessions – keep an eye out for new F2F dates being added to eventbrite

Funded in part from Lancs and South Cumbria ICB.

Suicide Awareness

A brief overview of why we need to be talking about suicide and how we need to be talking about suicide. Suitable for anyone who wants to know more
Available online

We are potentially able to offer this face to face across the county – if communities are interested in arranging and promoting, please contact training@every-life-matters.org.uk

Safety Planning

This 2.5 hour online session gives you the skills and tools to support an individual to develop their own safety plan. It is suitable for anyone in a support role who has already taken one of our suicide awareness or alertness courses, and wants to gain further skills in helping someone create a safety plan.

This is also an orange button training.

Supporting Children’s Mental Health

This hour long session provides an insight into Mental Health, Self Harm and Suicide it is designed as an introduction for parents and carers or anyone who works with young people. The session aims for participants to:

What do we mean by mental health?
Myths and facts about mental health, self-harm and suicide
Tips on talking to young people
What support and resources are available to help?

These sessions are funded in part by Lancs and South Cumbria ICB

Self Harm Alertness

This three hour online training session covers:

Be aware of the local and national context in relation to  self harm 
Understand the many and varied reasons for someone self harming 
Understand how our own and societal attitudes matter
Consider the relationship between self harm and suicide  
Look at how we can work supportively and practically with an individual who is self harming
Understand the role of harm minimisation in an individual’s recovery 
Be aware of the need to focus on the individual as whole not just their self harming behaviour
Be aware of resources and support available

Funded in part from Lancs and South Cumbria ICB.

Understanding Suicide Bereavement

This three hour on line session aims to explore how we can support someone who has bereaved by suicide.

Learning Outcomes:

To feel more confident and comfortable in supporting someone bereaved by suicide.
To increase knowledge of grief, especially in relation to suicide.
To appreciate the individual nature of grief.
To recognise what can be helpful to support someone bereaved by suicide including the power and use of language.
To be aware of local & national suicide bereavement support resources.

January 10th 9:30 -12:30

Book through Boost (formerly CLIC)

2 Day Mental Health First Aid - online

We are pleased to be able to offer a FULLY FUNDED 2 day MHFA training online for anyone living or working in the South Cumbria or Lancs area in late February. This is funded by Lancs and South Cumbria ICB. 28th and 29th February.

Click here to book

Lets work together to make our county suicide safer.