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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:

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.

Helen Gibson

All of the training recommended in this Training Directory is required to meet the Public Health Agency Core Standards and standards for Training on Mental-Emotional Health, Wellbeing and Suicide Prevention, as developed by the Public Health Agency.

This includes quality standards for:

  • Supporting trainers

  • Standards for trainers

  • Standards for training content

Key Contact

Helen Gibson

Regional Training Co-ordinator for Mental & Emotional Wellbeing & Suicide Prevention


Public Health Agency

Tower Hill


BT61 9DR

Tel: 028 37 414418


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