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Talking about suicide saves lives

Talking about suicide saves lives. The vast majority of those thinking about suicide will find some way to signal their intent. Most suicidal people are looking for another option. They don't want to die. But preventing suicide takes two people—a helper and the person at risk.

Carlisle Eden Mind is funded by Public Health Cumbria to deliver free and subsidised suicide prevention training to community groups, charitable organisations and the Public Sector across Cumbria.

Our free and low cost courses

We deliver a range of training aimed at helping people begin to talk about suicide, explore our core beliefs about suicide and learn practical skills to support people with suicidal thoughts.

Our training and awareness sessions include;

Level 1 - Suicide Awareness "Suicide is Everyone’s Business"
Introductory 30 minutes – 90 minutes sessions looking at the facts and figures around suicide, why we should talk about suicide, being aware of the 'signs' that someone may be having thoughts of suicide and why it is important to ask directly about suicidal thoughts.

Level 2 - Suicide Alertness "Living Matters"
A half day accredited training which can be tailoured to your organisations indicidual needs and client focus. This course helps us to explore our own beliefs around suicide, become alert to suicide risk and to support an indicvidual to access support.

Level 3 - Suicide Intervention "Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)"
This is a two day workshop offering intensive training for frontline workers and community members to directly support a person at risk of suicide using the ASIST/Living Works intervention model.

See Train with us for more details of our these training packages.

If you would like to book a suicide prevention course for your organisation contact Juliet Gray today on 01228 543354 or e-mail

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Your stories...

  • Volunteering at Carlisle Eden Mind gave me a purpose in life and provided me with the opportunity to meet new people and engage with people that I wouldn’t otherwise come into contact with. It's that that's given me the confidence to start applying for work again.

  • Thanks Alex. I'm back at University now on a foundation course. Volunteering at Mind really helped me get there.

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