This was a really lovely and gentle course that made it easier to manage the emotional contact. Victoria was very calm and professional which also helped I picked up some very simple but useful tips that I can take back and use in my own practice. Would love to do the full day course but this was a great introduction and I will be encouraging my colleagues to attend.
Ian was amazing, his delivery, passion, training structure was all fantastic. I can easily get overwhelmed with information, but I did not feel this way on this course. It was all broken down into bite sized chunks at a pace that allowed me to make clear notes I can easily refer back to (this is unusual). Everyone had a chance to speak and share what experience we have had in a safe atmosphere that Ian created. I work as a trainer myself and if my training is half as good as Ian's...I will be very happy with myself! The SFA document could be re-jigged slightly to increase its benefit and I would like to do some sort of role play to be able to receive some feedback about what I could improve
I thoroughly enjoyed the training. Suicide can be a difficult topic but is something I come across in my role and have always felt confident when discussing this with young people I work with. However, official training has never really been taken and I now feel competent and confident in my abilities. It was good to have such a high quality and invaluable training delivered to us.