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EPiC HOPE suicide prevention and awareness training Courses

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EPiC HOPE CIC is the only suicide prevention and intervention non-profit organisation that can deliver this evidence based and life-saving training in the whole of Wigan and Leigh. Learn to talk openly about suicide, reach out to someone with thoughts of suicide, and connect them with further support in a half-day, face-to-face workshop. This in-depth training also allows you to practice your skills and helps you to address myths and barriers around suicide.

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“I would recommend this training to everyone and honestly think everyone should participate. Really improved my confidence on how to help others.” Amy – All Ears MH

“Very good training and expertly presented.”

“Really well-structured. Common sense, practical material that’s accessible to all.” Alice – Remade- Wigan

“I feel well prepared now to talk openly and directly to someone about their thoughts of suicide. The trainer made it seem clear and easy to do the first steps in supporting someone and being suicide alert.”

“I intend to tell others about this training. 10 out of 10 for Ellie the trainer, and for Helen, her Community Resource Support.”

“Really useful training. Ellie was calm and clear. She makes people feel at ease when discussing what is a difficult subject. We need more of this training delivered in every community!”

“It was a safe environment with a lovely host, to explore the challenges around suicide. I definitely feel a lot more confident to have the conversation around suicide.”

“Ellie was warm and knowledgeable about suicide. Very approachable and made the subject of suicide easier to talk about.”

The EPiC Method

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The EPiC Method is a one-hour interactive session. This course is designed with the understanding that everyone has the potential to make a significant difference and possibly save a life. The course is highly flexible and can be attended either through Zoom or in-person. At the end of this session, you will receive a business sized card summarising the four steps of The EPiC Method for you to carry with you everywhere. The aim is to equip as many people as possible with these potentially life-saving skills.


EPiC Method Reviews

“The steps in The EPiC Method are good to know and having the card on you is invaluable. I enjoyed the questioning techniques too.”

“It’s given me confidence to reach out if I suspect something and if I’m wrong it’s not going to hurt. Ellie was lovely and was a great deliverer.”

“I feel much more confident than before. Really helpful training. It was delivered brilliantly.”

“The trainer delivered it in a way I really understood. 10 out of 10 from me! I enjoyed the role play scenarios. I got a lot from that.”

“I really wasn’t confident at all before I did The EPiC Method training, but now just starting that first conversation, I feel ready.”

“The staged approaches of The EPiC Method helped me absorb this training easily. I loved the role play!”


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Recognised as the gold standard in suicide intervention training, ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) is a two-day, interactive and in-person workshop in suicide first-aid. You will learn to become ready, willing and able to intervene with someone who has thoughts of suicide, and help them develop a safety plan, access help and find hope.

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