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PABBS – Isle of Man – October 2022

<p>'I found the training informative and appropriated the recommend reading as both have helped to fill any small gaps in my information or confidence and reassured me that what I have been doing is the right approach'. </p>

PABBS – Pennine Care – Oldham – October 2022

<p>The PABBS training was fantastic. I was captivated by the trainers and the passion they had for their work. The course elements were very well structured, insightful and engaging.  It made me reflect on how I had responded to suicide and things that I could aspire to do differently going forward. The course material was comprehensive and full of information on bereavement and where to go for support.  The training gave me an excellent foundation to build on and links to resources I never knew existed.  A massive thank you.</p>

PABBS – Pennine Care – Oldham – October 2022

<p>The training was superb.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>

PABBS – Pennine Care – Oldham – October 2022

<p>'I found the PABBS Training to be very informative.  The trainers were excellent in their presentation of information throughout the day and there was plenty of opportunity for discussion. The training highlighted the impact of suicide on both those bereaved and the wider impact on others e.g. friends, work colleagues, health professions, emergency responders etc. I would certainly recommend this training to those working in mental health.  So much to take away and consider'.</p>

PABBS – Gloucester – September 2022

<p>'This training is essential for those supporting individuals through such difficult times. I learnt so much, and feel so much more confident to use the tools  in my practice'.</p>

PABBS – POWYS – September 2022

<p>'The PABBS training was very informative and was well run by the trainers. The information, resources and workbook are essential to influence change in how we as a Police Service along with Partner Agencies respond to those bereaved by suicide.  The course was well attended by a wide variety of Organisations, Third Party and key personnel, all of whom shared their experiences. The course highlighted for me personally how consideration must be provided to the impact on Emergency Service personnel in attending incidents and also provided useful resources which have now been implemented as part of our response to support Police Staff. The course provided an excellent foundation for us as Partners to improve our understanding and response to those affected by suicide.'</p>

PABBS – POWYS – September 2022

<p>'Thank you for a really powerful day of training led by Angela and Yinka, it was informative, provoking and authentic. I valued the opportunity to listen to people with lived experience deliver such comprehensive evidence based knowledge and insights. The training was well structured with sufficient moments in the day for us to share our response and experiences. It certainly developed my understanding of this complex and poignant issue in a practical and yet profound way'.</p>

PABBS – POWYS – September 2022

<p>'Having worked within Primary Care for many years and it was so valuable to be able to attend the PABBs training. Within my role I am often the first contact for patients who have been bereaved by suicide. The training has increased my confidence in being able to signpost appropriately and provide the right information to patients needing support. I would highly recommend this training for Primary Care Teams'.</p>

PABBS – POWYS – September 2022

<p>'I found the training to be so valuable and so necessary.  Its a rare thing to be in a space where we as professionals can unpack the complexity of suicide and its impact on individuals and society at large. To be together as we wade through opinions, biases, fears and hopes in a mutually supportive and held training. What I found to be most powerful was the emphasis on raw and current statistics around suicide, and how sharing the personal impact of that data makes it more likely that we become agents of change. The training gave everyone space to speak from both  a personal and professional perspective about the impact of suicide ,  and to speak from the heart in a safe and compassion centred context'.</p>

PABBS – POWYS – September 2022

<p><strong>'The PABBS training I recently attended was facilitated beautifully by Angela and Yinka. They created a safe space for members of the group to share personal and professional experiences of bereavement by suicide. Having recently started a role specifically relating to the topic the content was invaluable in growing my understanding of postvention support. The day was full, interactive, very reflective, and a real opportunity not only to learn but to network with other organisations in the local area. Cannot recommend highly enough. Thank you'.</strong></p>

PABBS – POWYS – September 2022

<p>" I was very reassured by the professionalism behind the PABBS training delivered recently to a multiagency audience in Powys. It was a very clear, interesting and timely presentation and provided safe opportunities for small group discussion. Our goal is to ensure greater awareness of this area within our School Service, and that every school has a postvention protocol to follow when necessary."</p>

PABBS – London – June 2022

<p>I found the training to be very comprehensive and well delivered. For a subject matter that is of course potentially very emotive, the course material and facilitators got the tone absolutely right. The lived experience although incredibly sad, and a legacy that nobody wishes to have, added that extra sincerity and credibility to the delivery. The group size was perfect with all participants very respectful of each other and everyone had the opportunity to contribute. The evidence base behind the findings consolidated how to safely and sensitively support persons bereaved and affected by suicide which in itself contributes to suicide prevention.</p>

PABBS – Belfast – June 2022

<p>PABBS training provides a safe environment for those attending to consider the wider impact suicide has on all those involved from immediate/extended family, friends and staff members involved in the care of the individual. The research and information given on the day was thought provoking and reminded me as a mental health professional that much more needs to be considered postvention as often we are more focused on risk assessments and professional worry regarding the care we provide.</p> <p>As an addictions practitioner I was delighted to see the inclusion of substance use in the discussion as I am very much aware of the increasing risk associated with this and the impulsivity of individuals using during high risk times. I feel PABBS training promoted  and highlighted how mental health and addiction services must work more closely together in order to respond better to those in need.</p>

PABBS – Belfast – June 2022

<p>I really enjoyed the PABBS training event delivered by Angela and Sharon. The content was both thought provoking and informative. The training provided useful resources and workbooks that I am looking forward to sharing with my colleagues. Personally, I feel the training increased my confidence in engaging with individuals who have been bereaved by suicide. It has encouraged me to be mindful of the language often used in service provision and reinforced the importance of being a listening ear. “It’s okay not to have all the answers, we cannot solve but we CAN support”.</p>

PABBS – Belfast – June 2022

<p>I really enjoyed the course for several reasons.  It was tailored specifically for Northern Ireland to ensure we had statistics and information specifically for our country which was very helpful as sometimes courses provide information for the UK which may not always be applicable to Northern Ireland. The trainers were exceptionally friendly and knowledgable and although dealing with a very serious subject they handled it with care and sensitivity.  It was also very impactful to have the training delivered by people who had personally been impacted by suicide, so they were able to share their own experiences when appropriate.  The time flew and it was a great balance between theory and time for reflection and discussions.  A highly recommendable course, which also sends you away with many new and helpful resources.</p>

On The Go – In House – Applying the Grief Map – June 2022

<p>Myself and several members of our team recently attended The Grief Map Model, a two hour training sessions with Suicide Bereavement UK.  It was excellent training, delivered by people highly experienced in the field and provided a practical and very useful tool and methodology which we can take forward in supported people bereaved by suicide.  I would high recommend.  Thank you very</p>

RTS – Belfast – June 7th 2022

<p>Just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed the ‘Responding to Suicide’ course that I attended yesterday, it really is one of the best courses that I have been lucky enough to complete in my 23 years in NIAS.  It was informative, useful, emotional and practical and I feel that it will be so beneficial for me in my current Station Officer role, from either the perspective of responding to calls or supporting staff that have attended calls involving suicide and it has also enhanced my ability to support staff that may be struggling emotionally themselves.</p> <p>Can I just add that the lived experiences of Angela and Lee were so meaningful and so beneficial from the perspective of giving us (as first responder emergency personnel), an insight into the needs of the people that we will potentially be dealing with when responding to an emergency call involving suicide.  I felt that the training was very enlightening and will certainly enhance my practice as a Paramedic and has enhanced my understanding around suicide immensely.  In my opinion, this course is a must for all emergency personnel.</p> <p>Thank you for the hard work and dedication that it has surely taken to create and deliver this training.</p>

RTS – Belfast – June 7th 2022

<p>Can I just say again, the delivery was superb, with the key strength being both trainers in my eyes.</p> <p>The way in which they described their own personal experience of suicide was just so powerful and will stay with me a lifetime.  As a result my interactions and response at any future death by suicide will be directly as a result of the RTS training and the detailed insight they provided.</p> <p>This training is a must for any emergency service provider and is a credit to you all!</p>

RTS – Belfast – June 6th 2022

<p>The training was emotional. The Trainer created a safe space for us to explain our thoughts in the group activities. I am able to signpost persons to local organisations as additional support and respond to risk. I feel this training has built on my knowledge about prevention of suicide.</p> <p>Thank you to the Trainers.</p>

RTS – Belfast – June 6th 2022

<p><em>“Responding to Suicide</em> is the first time that statistical based information concerning suicide has been presented to serving officers in a way that is matter of fact, clear and  operationally relevant. It allowed me to see, and more importantly gave me the time, to understand the impact suicide has had on our community, our families but also on “us” I felt considered and that the hidden sacrifices I have made in working with people, were important. I felt like someone had really taken the time to try and understand what I had went through and the toll it had taken on me and my family. The heart of it was “ How can we do this better?” It was very validating and I felt lighter and more connected with my colleagues as a result. Thank you.“</p>