Police Forces, Federations and Charities 

We deliver mental health training for police services, federations, and charities across the UK to reduce suicide risk in officers and staff and build their emotional resilience as a defence against depression and anxiety. 
 
Police clients we have delivered our award-winning training to include: Metropolitan Police Service, PSNI (Police Service of Northern Ireland), Merseyside Police, Police Care UK, Derbyshire Constabulary, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, and Warwickshire Police, Essex and Kent Police, Police Federations of England & Wales, Devon & Cornwall Police Federation, West Mercia Police, Cheshire Police, Isle of Wight Police, West Midlands Police, Surrey Police and Sussex Police. 
 
 
 

Programme 1: Suicide Prevention Skills 

Our Suicide Prevention Programme lasts for three hours and has the overall objective of developing basic suicide prevention skills in participants. The training programme is structured as follows: 
Section 1: 
Myths and Facts around Suicide 
Exercise covering many of the most common myths around suicide. 
Section 2: 
Emotional Resilience and Depression 
What is resilience, and why it is so important. 
Protective and risk factors. 
Clinical depression. 
Recovery from depression – what works? 
Section 3: 
Depression and Suicide Risk 
What is suicide? 
The five elements of the suicidal mind. 
Why would someone consider suicide? 
How we can reduce suicide risk – World Health Organisation. 
Can we save someone? 
Why might someone not ask for help? 
Why might someone not try to help? 
Section 4: 
Safely helping someone – using the Look Listen Link model 
Look Listen Link Model 
Look for the signs – IS PATH WARM FOR 
Listen and Ask – Active listening model. 
Link to the help that is available- Crisis, Serious Concern or Needs Help 
 
 
“Very enjoyable, interactive, informative session. Highly recommend. Expertly delivered!” 
Police Officer, Merseyside Police Federation 
"Very informative session that should be widely distributed. Good presentation skills with the correct balance between info and exercise. Would highly recommend this course to all colleagues." 
Police Officer, Police Service of Northern Ireland 
"Really informative, I have learnt a lot. I thought I knew a lot about this but obviously didn’t know at all! Absolutely recommend to other officers – should be mandatory." 
Police Officer, Metropolitan Police 
 
 

Programme 2: Emotional Resilience Skills Programme 

Our Emotional Resilience Skills Programme lasts for three hours and has the overall aim of building emotional resilience in participants, as a defence against common mental health issues such as clinical depression. The training programme is structured as follows: 
Section 1: 
Emotional resilience as a defence against depression 
Increased understanding of what emotional resilience is, and how it reduces the risk of developing common mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. 
Development of emotional resilience and how we learn to be either high resilient or low resilient. 
Protective factors that build our resilience and protect our mental health. 
Risk factors that damage our resilience and put our mental health at risk. 
Clinical Depression. 
How people respond to negative events in their life. 
Section 2: 
Pessimism and its direct link to depression 
The three elements of Depression and their link to clinical depression: 
Permanence 
Pervasiveness 
Personalisation 
Reducing the impact of pessimistic thoughts. 
Section 3: 
Life skills of resilient people 
Active listening. 
Developing a strategy to improve your mental health. 
Managing your emotions. 
Building personal social capital. 
Accessing help. 

Direct delivery or Train the Trainer 

There are organisations that need us to deliver our training directly to their staff or members; for example, we deliver our training directly to the Met Police and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as part of their Mind Matters Initiative. 
 
Other organisations wish to build their own capacity to deliver our training programmes and we provide a Train the Trainer Programme. Many Students’ Unions have chosen this option including Glasgow, London School of Economics, Royal Veterinary College, Aberystwyth, Ulster, Loughborough, Swansea, Wrexham and Sussex. 
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