Emergency Services Postvention Response

About ESPR training

  • ESPR training is evidence-based theory-driven one day workshop, which has been informed by research, which explored the perceived needs of first responders responding to suicide, in several european countries.
  • ESPR is a one day highly interactive workshop and includes video clips, a work book and a copy of Andrea Walraven-Thissen’s book, which will be used during the training
  • ESPR is delivered by two trainers, who have considerable experience working with those bereaved by suicide; and 
  • lunch and refreshments are provided.

Aims of the training

  • To provide ‘active’ first responders with knowledge and skills to respond effectively after a (suspected) suicide;
  • To assist first responders in effective incident management;
  • To empower and enable/promote resilience, when responding after suicide; and
  • Improve the quality of both psychosocial and peer support services.

Target audience

  • Only ‘active duty’ first responders are permitted to attend (e.g. police, ambulance, fire, air sea and rescue etc).

What makes ESPR training unique?

  • An international study was specifically designed to inform the development of the ESPR training; and
  • ESPR is first of its kind internationally.

Who are the authors of ESPR training?

  • Andrea Walraven-Thissen and Dr. Sharon McDonnell

Training Dates:

Nov 26th, 2020 Manchester  
Cost per person: £299 + VAT
Venue: Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square, Manchester, M2 7DH
Time: 09:00 (registration) commences 09.30 - 16.30

ESPR Leaflet
ESPR in-house training is delivered upon request.

For more information or to register contact:

Paul Higham
Email: paul.higham@suicidebereavementuk.com
Tel: 01706 827359
Mob: 07850 710 555