Sandwell Training Sessions

Sandwell Training Sessions

PAPYRUS have been awarded funding from the Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, to deliver training for those working in Sandwell.

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. It aims to encourage all staff to work together to support the communities of Sandwell, and each other, to prevent loss of life to suicide.

The training offer provided to staff working in Sandwell is aligned to the competency groups below.

  1. Enhanced competencies: these are intended for members of staff who have more interaction with at risk groups and their role allows them increased opportunity, and responsibility, to make adjustments in their practice and/or environment.  We believe the SP-EAK training suits this group of staff.
  2. Targeted competencies: these are intended for members of staff who need a greater depth of knowledge of how to support individuals with particular mental health or emotional wellbeing difficulties. They may also advise and support other members of staff on social emotional mental health support. We believe the ASIST training suits this group of staff.

The table below provides competency groups suggestions for staff from the private, public and voluntary sector. These levels are suggestions only and staff will need to consider the amount and degree of interaction they have with individuals and their designated responsibilities to choose the appropriate training for them.

Probation OfficersFamily Support Workers/Adults Support Workers
Leisure/Sport CoachesTargeted Youth Worker
Neighbourhood OfficersHealth Visitors
Sessional Youth WorkersSchool Health Nurses
Attendance OfficersYouth Justice Workers
Community Group WorkersGPs/ Healthcare staff
Dentists/PharmacistsStaff working in Refuges
Early Years WorkersSpeech & Language Therapists
ChildmindersResidential Workers
Teachers/Further Educations Lecturers and staffPastoral/ Student Support Services
Social Work AssistantsSafeguarding Leads/Welfare Officers
Foster CarersEarly Years Managers
Day Centre AssistantsTargeted Support Services i.e. substance misuse, sexual health, mentoring
Police Officers including PCSOs (without specialised roles)Social Workers
Prison WorkersStaff working with people with disabilities/additional needs incl. SENCO
Faith LeadersStaff working with refugees/asylum seekers

If you’re interested in attending our suicide prevention training but cannot find a suitable session, please contact

SP-EAK sessions:

SP-EAKDateTimeDeliveryBooking link
20/08/249:30am – 1pmFace to FaceWM: SPEAK Sandwell
17/09/249:30am – 1pmZoomWM: SPEAK Sandwell 2


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