LGBTQ communities have high rates of suicidal distress, which will affect many of the people we work with. This course will consider risk factors and warning signs, how to talk about suicidal distress, safe planning and safeguarding. We will address our own needs for self-care around this emotive topic.
With a background in managing homeless services, Chris (he/him) has over 20 years’ experience of working with people who experience mental distress. Chris’ training experience includes working as an associate for organisations including Grassroots Suicide Prevention, Homeless Link, The Institute of Mental Health and The National Centre for Suicide Prevention. His experience includes delivery of programmes such as: Trauma Informed Care, Personality Disorders, Open University accredited modules such as Mental Health Peer Support and Suicide First Aid (currently the UK’s only accredited suicide intervention programme). Courses have been delivered in traditional face-to-face settings and Chris is also confident with online platforms including Zoom and Microsoft Teams. Chris joined the MindOut team in 2020 and his role also includes facilitating peer support groups for people who experience thoughts of suicide.
These sessions are open to anyone working or volunteering in the LGBT VCSE sector. If for any reason you have to cancel please let us know in advance so we can offer the space to another person. Please email email@example.com for more information.
May 25 • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm