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Our programmes are always free to participants. If you choose to complete an OCN qualification there is a charge of £25 per person however this is completely optional. It is free to attend our training and you can decide later if you want to go for the OCN qualification.
Mind your Mate costs £800 per programme and our other programmes are all charged at £1,600 however there are a number of options available to any organisation needing assistance in paying for our training:
- Some organisations are eligible to apply for a grant to an external organisation which pays for the type of training we offer. For example, Awards for All (Big Lottery Fund). This means the training is fully funded and therefore doesn’t come out of your own budget. This is ideal for organisations wishing to bring multiple programmes to their organisation or community. We are happy to advise you further on this option.
- If you have a limited training budget you can apply for a Bursary from PIPS to part or fully pay for one training programme per organisation.
- If you have no training budget available your organisation can choose to arrange a fundraising event and make a charitable donation to PIPS, we will deliver a training programme in return.
- If you don’t wish purchase a training programme from PIPS using any of the above options you are very welcome to send your group of young people to one of our many an open programmes which run throughout the year. This is free, we never charge participants for attending our training. To see what open programmes are running soon and to book your place click here.
Should you require further information the options shown above please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office number 02890 287 836.
Mind your Mate is our shortest programme at 3 hours long and it is aimed at 16 – 24 year olds. Our other programmes are all approximately 6 hours long and can be delivered either in one day or over 2 sessions.
We are committed to delivering our programmes when people can attend them, so we can deliver in the evening or at weekends if that suits better.
Anyone who completes one of our programmes has the opportunity to gain an OCN qualification in their own time after the training. OCN Qualifications on offer are:
- A level 1 qualification for those who have completed Mind your Mate
- A level 2 qualification for those who have completed Preventing Suicides in your Community
- A level 3 qualification for those who have completed Preventing Suicides in Young People
To get your OCN qualification you need to complete a workbook that can be downloaded from the secure login area of this website. You will be given a unique user name and password when you attend one of our programmes which will allow you to log in to this section. Also in the members area you can review some of the video clips you will have seen during the programme and download the handouts from the programme.
There is a cost of £25 per person to register with OCN in order to gain the qualifcation.
Our programmes are targeted at all members of the community over the age of 16. Many of our participants have lost a loved one to suicide and we designed our programme to ensure that bereaved participants are unlikely to be upset by the content. Our participants may be depressed themselves, and after attending our programmes many participants find the courage to seek help.
No. ASIST is a two day programme that explores suicide in more depth than our programmes. It was originally designed for people who may need to intervene in a suicide attempt such as police officers. There are a number of role plays which may not be suitable for those who have been directly affected by suicide or who may be suffering from depression. We would recommend ASIST for anyone who is concerned that they may have to intervene in a suicide attempt. Our programme focuses on the identification of an individual who may be at risk of suicide and how to link them to appropriate help. At the end of our programme we suggest that anyone who feels they need a more in depth knowledge of suicide should consider completing ASIST.
When you post us your completed workbook send us a cheque for £25 made out to PIPS Programmes – we are invoiced for groups of fees when the OCN Certificates are issued.
Our address is:
Unit 34 North City Business Centre
2 Duncairn Gardens