FREE Connecting with People  TRAINING

Currently being delivered online via Microsoft Teams.

The North East and North Cumbria (NENC) Suicide Prevention Network are offering FREE Connecting with People training across the region.

4 Mental Health’s Connecting with People training programmes focus is to improve compassion, knowledge, skills & confidence to enable people to identify and talk to anyone experiencing emotional distress.

The mental health training is designed to offer a whole community approach.  It is suitable for a wide audience including health, social care, statutory bodies, further and higher education, workplaces and the wider community – not just those working in specialist mental health services. 

Connecting with People training reflects the latest evidence-based principles and best practice.  The training uses facilitation, lecture-style presentation, open discussion and group-work.  Each module is tailored towards a person’s role, experience and training.  There are various modules available:

Emotional resilience (2.5 hours)

Develop and enhance your own emotional literacy as a way to support others.  Suitable for all.  13years+

Self-harm awareness & response (half day)

Explore myths and stigmas.  Develop compassionate ways to support someone self harming.  Suitable for all.  16 years+

Suicide awareness (2.5 hours)

Explore myths and stigmas.  Develops understanding and compassion.  Introduces concept that suicide is not inevitable, people can be helped.  Suitable for all. 18 years+

Suicide response (2.5 hours)

Facilitates a safe assessment, triage & response for someone experiencing distress.  Suitable for professionals with an assessment role.  18 years+

Follow the links below to book your place. 

FREE Emotional Resilience Training for Students 2nd March 9am-11.30am

Emotional Resilience Training for Students – 6th March 1pm-3.30pm

Should the booking link not work or you receive an ‘unsecure site’ error message, please use Google Chrome as your web browser.

Future training dates are being released soon please keep checking back for more details. 

If for any reason you can no longer make the training don’t let you place go to waste!

Please contact Alison Bell ([email protected]) as soon as possible, so someone else can have the opportunity to take your place and potentially have a life saving conversation.

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Please check back soon – training dates are continually being added.


FREE Zero Suicide Alliance on line training.  Anybody can learn to save a life in under 10 minutes…. ZSA teaches you how to identify, understand and help someone who maybe experiencing suicidal thoughts.  There is various training to choose from:

Zero Suicide Alliance training – (gateway module 5-10 minutes)

Zero Suicide Alliance training (full version 20 minutes)

Zero Suicide Alliance training – university edition (20 minutes)

Zero Suicide Alliance training – veteran edition (30 minutes)

Zero Suicide Alliance – Other Training Modules

Real Talk a free 30 min interactive film which helps guide the viewer, as they make choices to support someone with suicidal thoughts.

Real Talk

 We need to talk about suicide a free 60 min course designed to help people in frontline roles recognise the part we can play in preventing suicide

We need to talk about suicide

MindEd hub contains a wide variety of free eLearning modules focusing on suicide and self-harm prevention.

MindEd Hub