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This Training Directory is offered as a practical support to help churches to respond confidently, sensitively and appropriately to vulnerable people.

All training is aimed at clergy, lay pastors, youth workers and all church staff and volunteers who are likely to be involved with people experiencing emotional and mental health difficulties and families bereaved by suicide.

Courses included in the directory:

  • Theological / Faith – based Modules
  • Mood Matters
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Self-Harm Awareness
  • SafeTALK
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

These training courses are delivered by a range of cross sector key training providers, who are approved by the Public Health Agency. It is recommended that churches either participate in these courses when they are being delivered in their local area, or bring in a training provider to deliver the course(s) if there are sufficient numbers within a cluster of churches who wish to avail of the training in a locality.