Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council Training Sessions

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council Training Sessions

Here at PAPYRUS we are pleased to announce that we have been awarded funding from the Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, to deliver training for those working or living in the Barnsley locality.

The aim of the training offer is to provide suicide prevention knowledge and skills to the workforce to intervene early and equip them with the skills and knowledge to have supportive conversations around Suicide Prevention. It aims to encourage everyone to work together to support the communities of Barnsley and each other, to prevent loss of life to suicide.

We have three course available, below are links to provide an understanding of the course objectives to assist you in identifying the right course for you:

SPOT – Suicide Prevention Overview Tutorial. What EVERYONE needs to know. (90 minute training)

The key objectives are:

    • To understand the prevalence and impact of suicide
    • To explore the language, and the challenges, when talking openly about suicide
    • To recognise the ‘signs’ that may indicate someone is having thoughts of suicide
    • To consider how we can all contribute to a suicide safer community.

SPEAK – Suicide Prevention Explore, Ask, Keep-Safe. An introduction to suicide prevention skills (3.5hr training)

The key objectives are:

    • To consider the attitudes, myths, and stigma that surround suicide
    • To recognise and explore the ‘signs’ that may indicate someone is having thoughts of suicide
    • To encourage an open, safe and sensitive conversation about suicide with a person having thoughts of suicide
    • To support a safety plan with someone thinking of suicide.

ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training: A skills building workshop that prepares caregivers to provide suicide first aid interventions (2 day training)

The key objectives  are:

    • To consider personal and societal attitudes to suicide
    • To learn the most widely used suicide prevention model in the world
    • To recognise, and act on, the signs that someone is having thoughts of suicide
    • To seek a shared understanding of the reasons for thoughts of suicide and identify reasons for living
    • To review current risk and develop a joint plan to keep someone safe from suicide, signposting for further help and community resources as needed.

Barnsley Public Health Service have commissioned these training courses and are free to attend as long as you live or work in Barnsley. Book your place by visiting the links below:

SPOT DateTimeDelivery MethodBooking Link
21st November 202409:30-11:00OnlineYH: SPOT Barnsley Project 4 | Papyrus (papyrus-uk.org)
7th March 202509:30-11:00OnlineYH: SPOT Barnsley Project 5 | Papyrus (papyrus-uk.org)
SP-EAKDateTimeDelivery MethodBooking Link
6th August 202410:00- 13:30OnlineYH: SPEAK Barnsley Project 6 | Papyrus (papyrus-uk.org)
17th October 20249:30-13:00OnlineYH: SPEAK Barnsley Project 7 | Papyrus (papyrus-uk.org)
2nd December 202413:00-16:30OnlineYH: SPEAK Barnsley Project 8 | Papyrus (papyrus-uk.org)
14th January 202509:30-13:00OnlineYH: SPEAK Barnsley Project 9 | Papyrus (papyrus-uk.org)
ASISTDateTimeDelivery MethodBooking Link
23rd & 24th October 20249:00- 17:00Face-to-faceYH: ASIST Barnsley Project 2 | Papyrus UK | Suicide Prevention Charity (papyrus-uk.org)
5th & 6th February 20259:00- 17:00Face-to-faceYH: ASIST Barnsley Project 3 | Papyrus UK | Suicide Prevention Charity (papyrus-uk.org)
24th & 25th September 20259:00- 17:00Face-to-faceYH: ASIST Barnsley Project 4 | Papyrus UK | Suicide Prevention Charity (papyrus-uk.org)
5th & 6th February 20269:00- 17:00Face-to-faceYH: ASIST Barnsley Project 5 | Papyrus UK | Suicide Prevention Charity (papyrus-uk.org)
13th & 14th October 20269:00- 17:00Face-to-faceYH: ASIST Barnsley Project 6 | Papyrus UK | Suicide Prevention Charity (papyrus-uk.org)

If you would like to be added to a waiting list, please email englandnorth@papyrus-uk.org

 

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