On 12 and 13 January PRIDE Academy hosted suicide intervention training for OHC&AT staff, delivered by young suicide prevention charity Papyrus. The course, ASIST, trains participants to reduce the immediate risk of a suicide and increase the support for a person at risk. Every aspect of OHC&AT (Trustees, ESLT, schools, College and Central Teams) was represented among the delegates, reflecting our whole organisational commitment to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of our students, staff and stakeholders.
Suzi Challenger, Head of Training Partnerships, Research & Policy, said: “Investing in our staff through high quality training and development is a key priority for OHC&AT. The ASIST training is insightful, relevant and will have real impact. Many thanks to Lauren and Rachel from Papyrus who created a safe and positive learning environment and left us all feeling energised to make positive change.”