PIPS Hope and Support offers suicide prevention training and education workshops based on community needs as follows:
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, this is a two day programme offering a practical model of suicide prevention/intervention for all community caregivers.
SafeTALK is a three hour workshop providing training that prepares anyone over the age of 15 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources.
Mental Health First Aid:
This is a 12 hour intensive course, providing an overview of common mental health problems, causes, symptoms and treatments and teaches participants how to recognise distress.
This is a 3 hour community based programme with particular emphasis on the youth aged 11+. The focus of this programme is promoting positive mental health.
Shoulder to Shoulder:
An OCN Level 2 accredited Suicide Prevention Awareness programme. Training lasts 8 hours, venues vary to suit participant's location. Group sizes range from 15-30, age 15+.
This training is an activity based approach to the 5 ways to well-being, training can last 1-2 hours depending on the group (this can be extended or shortened as needed) and is suitable for those as young as primary school age.
As well as providing training, PIPS Hope and Support can also deliver "awareness talks" to groups which can last from 15 minutes to 1 hour depending on groups needs. Topics of talks are also based on group needs.