Military

Testimonials

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

Linos Jimbu, Mental Health Nurse, Armed Forces, North West

A very interesting and valuable training workshop.  I learnt a lot about relevant resources and skills that can be shared with other clinicians and those individuals bereaved by suicide. The reading material and hyperlinks were informative and constructive.
PABBS in-house training – Preston – October 2019

Charlotte Dowling, Senior Mental Health Social Worker, Ministry of Defence, North West

I recently organised for the (PABBS) team to come into the Barracks and provide some training for welfare and health staff here for Military personnel. The trainers are fantastic and so knowledgeable with a good mix of personal and professional experience, I didn’t know what to expect from the training or how this would be received in a military context but the team made it so applicable to our environment and everyone got a lot out of the day with a lot of transferrable skills for each of their areas of work.
PABBS in-house training – Preston – October 2019

Major Graham Dowling, Regimental Administration Officer, 156 Regiment – Royal Logistic Corps, North West

I found the Evidence based suicide bereavement training extremely useful, the course is tailored to suit open and honest discussion amongst the delegates,  taking examples from the lived and personal experiences. The training develops understanding of the bereavement process following suicide and I feel that the session would be of great benefit for anyone who provides any welfare or emotional support within their profession. The Army has an excellent welfare system in place,  this training would provide essential knowledge and skills to welfare practitioners and I highly recommend the course.
PABBS in-house training – Preston – October 2019

Sgt Ravi Maan, Army Welfare Worker, Army Welfare Service, North West

I found the PABBS suicide bereavement training to be very insightful and it provided me with a wider understanding of those affected by loved ones completing suicide.  It was taught in a easy and relaxed environment, which helped me understand all the different subjects delivered.  I found the instructors to be very knowledgeable and they brought a fresh and interesting atmosphere to this rather difficult and complicated subject.  I would recommend this training to anyone in the welfare profession.
PABBS in-house training – Preston – October 2019