Oly headed to the Wirral to become qualified in ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills.
It was an incredibly meaningful couple of days of learning, practicing, and developing invaluable skills to save lives. In his words –
“I travelled over to the Wirral to The Martin Gallier Project to attend the course. I was blown away by the facilities and services they had in place to support those in crisis. An incredible one of a kind hub, that offers a non-clinical safe space 7 days a week.”
“They have suicide intervention workers available that provide crisis support through immediate interventions. There’s no barriers to access, or wait list! It’s available right there and then on the high street!! They have regular support groups for men, women, and parents. Along with ASIST training for individuals, organisations, and funded places for those that need it the most.”
“But not only that… I met two incredible trainers, that I can now call friends. Both with real stories and a real purpose! The course delivery was outstanding! It was engaging, serious, but also fun. So huge thanks to Deryn Basnett & Paul Robertson for a brilliant couple of days!”
The Martin Gallier Project has left a huge mark on Oly. He is really excited to have been invited back to deliver a keynote speech at their annual Suicide Prevention Conference in March, and hopes to find further ways to partner with them going forward.