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Fully Funded Suicide Prevention Training

Sadly, two thirds of people who die by suicide haven't accessed any mental health support.

That's why, we need ordinary people (like you!) to be more aware of the signs someone is at risk of suicide and able to help them get the support they need.

We're offering individuals and not-for-profit clubs, groups and organisations, who are active in our communities, a limited number of fully funded places on our suicide prevention training. 

The training will help you gain the skills and confidence you need to help someone who is at risk of suicide.

Income Generation and Funding

Who should attend:

This session is aimed at both those new to the world of funding and those who simply need a refresher.


As the voluntary sector continues to face the hardship of funding cuts it is becoming increasingly necessary for community groups and organisations to generate and manage income from multiple sources. This introductory session will provide guidance to identify ways to maximise opportunities to generate additional income for organisations.

Topics covered:

• Basic overview of funding bids and terminology used

Fully Funded Training for Volunteers in the Adult Social Care Sector

Developed specifically for volunteers in the adult social care sector

Specific course materials designed and provided by Skills for Care

Delivered via interactive webinar on a half day session with a live trainer.

Includes branded First Response Training certification as standard.

Fully funded Volunteer Programme

Skills for Care Covid-19 Essential Training


Delivered by Skills for Careendorsed training providers

Introduction to adult social care includes:


Need some bespoke training for your team?

Support Staffordshire offers a suite of training courses and workshops including bespoke training.  Whether you are an established organisation or a new group starting up, our experienced and professional team can provide you with a wide range of support and advice to help your group develop and succeed.  

If you are unsure whether an existing course will meet your requirements or you can't find what you're looking for, Consultancy by Support Staffordshire can design bespoke training packages tailored to your individual needs.  

Safeguarding should be at the heart of what we all do as organisations

Safeguarding should be at the heart of what we all do as organisations, we need to be confident our services are delivered in the safest way.  During the week of 15th-21st November there is a national focus on this important topic so do watch out for information, hints and tips to enable you to be the best you can be.  Some questions you could ask yourself within your organisation include:-

Supportive Communities: Signposting and Resources

‘Supportive Communities’ is a programme of work that supports older people to stay healthy and independent for longer.  It's about:

Supporting people to stay connected with their local community.

Helping people to find different solutions, so they can stay in their own homes for longer. This could be a new piece of daily living equipment or technology that supports independence.

Encouraging people to look after their own health and wellbeing, so they can lead a healthy, happy and fulfilling life.

Volunteer Buddies Training

These are 1 hour online sessions funded by Health Education England and delivered by Support Staffordshire.

These training sessions are aimed at people volunteering in a buddying or befriending role and tthere are three different sessions:

Befriending & Buddying

Are you supporting someone in the community?  Will you be helping them to get out and about? Are you visiting them at home in a befriending capacity?

Let’s Work Together: Spotting the Risks in Vulnerable People

This is a FREE 90 minute online session delivered by Support Staffordshire, funded by Health Education England.

This training is open to all. Anyone who has contact with those most in need in our communities is welcome to attend.

Do you work with or support vulnerable people?

Do you ever have concerns but are not really sure what they mean?

Do you know how to support them?

This course aims to equip you with knowledge and skills to spot risks and refer to other services in the following topics:-