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Training

Training Courses

Important announcement (Covid-19): “PAPYRUS remain committed to providing engaging and thought provoking training. We recognise that what draws people to our workshops, principally the creation of a safe environment with support from an informed, experienced practitioner is best delivered in person. We will recommence face to face delivery once Government guidelines allow”.

PAPYRUS believes that suicide is everybody’s business and only by engaging everyone can a community become suicide safer.

We have developed a series of suicide awareness raising and training packages to suit different needs and audiences.

PAPYRUS can run these sessions at a place of your choice. We also regularly organise “open” training sessions where you can book, pay and attend as individuals. You can book onto these here.

Below is an illustration of the training we currently offer:

SP-OT Suicide Prevention-Overview Training (90 minutes) the focus of this training is on what EVERYONE needs to know.

The key objectives are

  • To become more aware of the prevalence of suicide
  • To examine personal and societal beliefs around suicide
  • To understand PAPYRUS beliefs around suicide
  • To consider how we can all contribute to a suicide safer community

 

SP-EAK Suicide Prevention – Explore, Ask, Keep-Safe (3.5hrs): The workshop aims to prepare participants to identify those with thoughts of suicide, respond effectively and connect them with support.

The key objectives are

  • To consider our attitudes around suicide
  • To recognise the ‘signs’ that may indicate someone is having thoughts of suicide
  • To talk openly about suicide with that person and how we ask about those thoughts
  • To understand how to listen to someone talking about suicide
  • To support safety (and a safety plan) with someone thinking of suicide

 

ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (2 days): A skills building workshop that prepares caregivers to provide suicide first aid interventions.

The key objectives for you to learn to

  • Consider personal and societal attitudes to suicide
  • To enable you to spot the signs that someone may be having thoughts of suicide
  • Engage them in a safe, appropriate and non-judgmental way
  • Seek a shared understanding of the reasons for thoughts of suicide and identify reasons for living
  • Review current risk and develop a joint plan to keep someone safe from suicide
  • Follow up on all safety commitments, signposting for further help and community resources as needed

 

View our upcoming training and book your place here.

OUR TRAINING

PAPYRUS regularly organises “open” training sessions where anyone over the age of 18 can book on. We can also organise dedicated training sessions for a specific team of individuals.

SP-OT Suicide Prevention – Overview Training

Training Duration: 90 Minutes

Maximum number of Participants: 30

Minimum number of Participants: 8

 

SP-EAK Suicide Prevention – Explore, Ask, Keep-safe

Training Duration: 3 Hours 30 Minutes

Maximum number of Participants: 30

Minimum number of Participants: 8

 

ASIST Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Training Duration: 2 Days

Maximum number of Participants: 30

Minimum number of Participants: 16

Notes:

    • The Applied Suicide Intervention Training Skills (ASIST) prices are negotiable based on the provision of venue, equipment, refreshments and other factors. Please contact the training team here if you would like to discuss this.
    • Trainer travel expenses may be applicable.

PAYMENT TERMS AND CANCELLATION POLICY FOR INDIVIDUALS

Full payment for attendance at PAPYRUS training is due at the time of booking.
We understand however that sometimes there is a need to change or cancel your place on a workshop. If you cannot attend, or no longer require a place, please provide notice of cancellation in writing. An administration or cancellation fee will apply, dependant on the notice given.


Notice period prior to course dates and applicable fees

More than eight weeks

Participants may transfer to an alternative date without an administration charge.
Participants may also cancel their place free of charge.

Between four and eight weeks

Participants may transfer to another course with an administration charge of 10% of original cost, plus any difference in course fees where the new course is more expensive.
For cancellations, an administration fee of 25% will be charged.

Between two and four weeks

Participants may transfer to another course with an administration charge of 50% of original cost, plus any difference in course fees where the new course is more expensive.
For cancellations, an administration fee of 75% will be charged.

Between 24 hours and two weeks

Participants may transfer to another course with an administration charge of 75% of original cost, plus any difference in course fees where the new course is more expensive.
For cancellations, an administration fee of 100% will be charged.

Within 24 hours of commencement

No transfers or refunds permitted. An administration fee of 100% will be charged.

Only one transfer is permitted per course per participant. If you transfer your booking to another course, you will not be entitled to any refund for cancelling the subsequent course. The fee will be charged as above.

If the number of participants on a course is low PAPYRUS-Prevention of Young Suicide reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule the training course. We will make a decision, at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the course. In the event that participants cannot be accommodated on an alternative course, a full refund will be given.

Payment terms and cancellation policy for organisations.

Payment for PAPYRUS training is due on receipt of an invoice.
We understand however that sometimes there is a need to change or cancel the agreed training delivery. If you wish to reschedule or no longer require our service, please provide notice of these in writing. An administration or cancellation fee will apply, dependant on the notice given.

Notice period prior to course dates and applicable fees

More than eight weeks

Organisations may transfer to an alternative date without an administration charge.
For cancellations, an administration fee of 10% will be charged.

Between four and eight weeks

Organisations may transfer to an alternative date with an administration charge of 10% of original cost. For cancellations, an administration fee of 25% will be charged.

Between two and four weeks

Organisations may transfer to another date with an administration charge of 25% of original cost.
For cancellations, an administration fee of 50% will be charged.

Between 24 hours and two weeks

Organisations may transfer to another date with an administration charge of 50% of original cost.
For cancellations, an administration fee of 75% will be charged.

Within 24 hours of commencement

No transfers or refunds permitted. An administration fee of 100% will be charged.

 

Additional charges may be made if specific trainer or venue costs are incurred as a result of an organisation cancelling. If the number of participants on a course is low PAPYRUS-Prevention of Young Suicide reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule the training course. We will make a decision, at least 2 weeks before the start of the course. PAPYRUS-Prevention of Young Suicide cannot be held responsible for any extra costs incurred as a result of a cancelled or re-scheduled course. In some circumstances it may be possible to make reasonable adjustments to these fees.

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