Tuesday 27 January 2015

Funded ASIST, safeTALK and MHFA for Ealing

Delivered in Partnership with Twining Enterprise

Grassroots is excited to announce that we are delivering a number of free, fully funded ASIST and SafeTALK courses over February and March in Ealing. Funding for the training has come from Ealing Council Public Health, and the training is available to front-line service staff working in the Ealing Borough.

The ASIST and safeTALK training will be complemented by a number of funded MHFA: Mental Health First Aid courses being run by our friends as Twining Enterprise, an Ealing-based mental health charity that provides support for individuals and employers across London.

Examples of eligible front line staff include, but are not restricted to: 
  • Council staff
  • Older People Services
  • GP Practice Nurses
  • GPs
  • Homeless Service staff
  • Police
  • Railway Staff
  • Prison & Probation officers
  • Refugee & Asylum Seeker service staff
  • Immigration Services
  • Domestic Abuse workers/counsellors
  • Teachers and school nurses and welfare staff
  • Women’s Service staff
  • Youth & Community Workers
  • Student Support Service staff
  • Counsellors
  • LGBT community leaders
  • VCS Workers & Volunteers
  • Faith Leaders
  • Health & Social Student welfare officers
  • Community Safety Officers
  • BME community leaders
  • Health visitors

ASIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (2 days)
A comprehensive, evidenced based and highly regarded course that teaches a robust and practical model of suicide intervention.

For further details, and to book a place, please use the links below:

February 23-24th 2015 - bit.ly/Ealing-ASIST-Feb-23rd-24th-2015

Venue: St. Andrew’s Church Centre, Mount Park Road, Ealing, London, W5 2RS

Places are limited. For more information about ASIST please contact Grassroots Suicide Prevention directly at office@prevent-suicide.org.uk or on 01273 675764.

safeTALK: Suicide Alertness For Everyone (half-day)
An accessible course, that teaches a four part model to provide an initial response to a person with thoughts of suicide.

For further details, and to book a place, please use the links below:

Venue: St. Andrew’s Church Centre, Mount Park Road, Ealing, London, W5 2RS

Places are limited. For more information about safeTALK please contact Grassroots Suicide Prevention directly at office@prevent-suicide.org.uk or on 01273 675764.

MHFA: Mental Health First Aid
Teaches you how to identify, understand and help a person who may be developing a mental health problem. In the same way as we learn physical first aid, mental health first aid teaches you how to recognise those crucial warning signs of mental ill health. You will learn how to
·                Spot the early signs of a mental health problem
·                Feel confident helping someone experiencing a mental health problem
·                Provide help on a first aid basis
·                Help prevent someone from hurting themselves or others
·                Help stop a mental illness from getting worse
·                Help someone recover faster
·                Guide someone towards the right support
·                Reduce the stigma of mental health problems

There are 10 MHFA dates to choose from and all venues are in or nearby central Ealing.
MHFA training courses are accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health  and delivered by Twining Enterprise.

Places are limited. For more information and to book your place on an MHFA course please go to www.mhfa-training.co.uk

Tuesday 13 January 2015

Celebrity Auction of Promises Evening

Are you ready to bid?

Help us to save lives with your support at our 
Gala Evening of Fun, Food, Fundraising and Live Music!

Join us on Friday 6th March 7pm at All Saints Church, Hove

Opening our event is Gail Porter!

Prizes include:
  • A tour of Brighton & Hove on a classic Triumph Thunderbird Motorbike and sidecar outfit (for 1 or 2 people)
  • Accessories from Gresham Blake, Gresham Blake, Bond Street, Brighton
  • £20 gift voucher at Scoop and Crumb, East Street, Brighton
  • Digital personalised cartoon strip or short children's fiction and a member of The KangaCrew figurine www.creationsofacowboy.moonfruit.com
  • 3 treatments complementary therapy treatments from Brighton Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • 2 tickets for a Krater Comedy Club on any Sunday at Komedia
  • 2 Unlimited rides wristbands on Brighton Pier 
  •  £100 voucher for The Coal Shed Restaurant, 8 Boyces St, Brighton (specialists in grilled meat & fish)
  • Tour of ITV Meridian Studios including meeting with the presenters and watching the news go out live 
  • SEA LIFE Brighton Family Ticket (two adults and two children)
  • Blue Man Bar Gift Voucher £20
  • Plateau Wine Bar and Restaurant, 1 Bartholowmews. Brighton- Gift Voucher £30
  • Taylor St Baristas -10 free hot drinks of your choice
  • £50 vouchers for use at Gourmet Burger Kitchen
  • £50 vouchers for use at Gourmet Burger Kitchen
  • 1 hour session of Equine Assisted Coaching
  • Boho Gelato personalised ice cream cake (3 flavours)
  • 2 hour therapy session in Manchester including: Consultation, Chakra Assessment, Guided Meditation, Reiki Chakra Balancing Treatment, Spiritual Crystal Healing Treatment, Spiritual Coaching & Guidance.
  • 1 hand stitched personalised cross stitch
  • 'How To Fix A Puncture' Bike Surgery Lesson (1 hour)
  • Knitting For Beginners (approx. 3 hours) for up to two people
  • Bike Riding Lessons For Beginners (3 hours)
  • 2 free sessions @ Taekwondo Brighton and Hove
  • 3 hours labour (Value £90) odd jobs and plumbing donated by www.she-plumbs.com
  • 6 x 1 hour professional skills/ personal business coaching development sessions, spread over an agreed period (usually between 6 months and a year) (value £400)
  • Ten Green Bottles Wine Bar, Jubilee St, Brighton, offering Bottle of wine and cheese plate for two people
  • Two course Thai or Indian meal for 4, prepared in your own home. Ingredients provided and meal cooked By Sharmini Williams and Katherine Taylor-Birnie
  • Yard of Ale (Harvey's Brewery)
  • Lift to Gatwick Airport for up to 4 people (date by mutual agreement)
  • 1 hour Swedish massage from Thirty Birds Massage
  • 1 place on a 2 day ASIST course (Applied Suicide intervention Skills Training) with lunch and refreshments provided (value £239)
  • 1 place on a half day safeTALK course (Suicide Alertness Training) (value £64)
  • Chanel No. 19 parfum (14ml)
  • 1 day pass for 2 people to Wickwoods Country Club
  • BRAND NEW sapphire and diamond ring
  • Vintage car experience for 2 people- enjoy an afternoon being driven around Sussex in different vintage cars plus afternoon tea (in late Spring, Summer & early Autumn)
  • Private Lounge experience with FranClassic
  • 2 Hour improvised comedy workshop for between 6-16 people by Guy Wah founder of ZLS Theatre, Brighton
  • One free public place to the Sussex Mindfulness Centre Conference on 18th September 2015 (Value £75)
  • One voucher to attend one of the Sussex Mindfulness Centre public masterclasses, for details click here (Value £75)
  • 28 days Brighton and Hove Bus Saver Key card
  • One evening with DJCaptainBob "The DJ who cares about the people as well as the music"
  • Half day training course, covering branding, digital marketing and social media advice from Steve Lowy at Umi Digital (value £500)
  • One week holiday cottage in Devon (Date to be arranged)
  • Mixed case of wine (3 red, 2 white and 1 rose)