Lewis Walmsley, Community Practitioner, Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust, North West
I thought the training was fantastic, it made me feel much more confident in supporting those bereaved by suicide going forward. Unfortunately it is not uncommon for people I am working with to be affected by suicide or families to be affected by bereavement – particularly by drug overdose, which can have a similar devastating effect on families to suicide. Before the training it has been something I have felt quite uncomfortable with and felt I may be intruding in on grieving families. The PABBS training has shown me that offering support is not an intrusion and I have gained both confidence and knowledge which will help me to offer more effective support. I also appreciated being made aware of the resources and support out there which I will utilise, the manual issued in the training has been particularly helpful.
PABBS in-house training – Sunderland – November 2019