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Talking about Suicide: A Training Session
Age UK Sheffield are delivering a training session to support health and social care professionals in Sheffield gain further knowledge about suicide and suicide prevention, to understand warning signs and recognise risk factors in someone who may be suicidal, to gain confidence and know how to ask and respond to suicidal thoughts and plans, and help explain someone’s options to support them. This will be an opportunity to discuss any concerns you may have as a professional when supporting someone who may be suicidal.
Please note, these sessions are not dementia specific but they are designed to be helpful for anybody working in our sector. The sessions are free and delivered via Zoom on two dates. You simply need to register to attend via the links below.
Click here to register for Jan 15th at 9:30am
Click here to register for Feb 11th at 9:30am.

More about the training session
Delivered by Daniel Ketton, an Age UK Sheffield Independent Living Coordinator and a Samaritans Volunteer. The presentation and discussion are designed to help you gain further knowledge about suicide and suicide prevention, to understand warning signs and recognise risk factors in someone who may be suicidal, to gain confidence and know how to ask and respond to suicidal thoughts and plans, and help explain someone’s options to support them. This will be an opportunity to discuss any concerns you may have as a professional when supporting someone who may be suicidal.

Feedback received from previous session: "I found the suicide training useful as it helped me to understand what to say when someone discloses suicidal thoughts. I think many of us feel helpless in this situation and it enabled me to recognise what is and what isn’t helpful to a person in distress".

Energy Awareness Training Session for Health & Social Care Professionals 

Age UK Sheffield are providing an Energy Awareness Training Session for professionals who work in Sheffield to learn about Age UK Sheffield’s services relating to energy and how we can help promote and improve energy efficiency to older people. You will also gain an understanding of the impact energy and fuel poverty has on households, learn about measures and advice that can be taken to help people keep warm, and how to access support. You can also find out about how to access our energy efficiency equipment, light bulbs, winter warmer packs etc. This session will be really helpful for anyone who works with people age 50+ in Sheffield, whether you’re a volunteer or work in health care/social care/community care etc.
Training provided by Daniel Ketton, an Age UK Sheffield Independent Living Coordinator.
Date: Monday, January 25th 
Time: 9:30am - 10:30am
Register to attend here:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqde-hrjIoHdQe_Mgg6VYZgNX3jRAGX0c7