WORKSHOPS / COURSES
OFFERED THROUGH PSYCHED

Introduction to Psyched -
Mental Health Promotion Training
for staff of Cork workplaces
(delivered via zoom)

Date of Course: Tuesday, 5th April 2022   |   Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Psyched’s goal is to promote better mental health in workplaces, in order to grow understanding and reduce stigma towards mental illness in our wider community.  Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. To register for this course click on the button below and register on Eventbrite.ie

  • Is a workplace that stimulates conversations leading to a better understanding of mental health
  • Is a workplace that promotes mental health and wellbeing and sets goals for positive improvement
  • Is a workplace that celebrates commitment, good practice and innovation in mental health promotion
Workplace Change in the context of Covid 19

Reflect and Engage –
Exploring Workplace Change in the context of Covid-19 (Online Course)

Course A: March 15, 22, 29 & April 12 (Tuesday Afternoons)
Time:
3.30 – 5.30pm   |  Facilitator: Dr Nicola O’Sullivan
Course B: April 27, May 4, 11 & 18 (Wednesday Mornings)
Time:
10am – 12pm   |  Facilitator: Susan O’Regan & Michelle Fitzgerald

This is an innovative, free, online four week professional support programme for staff of Cork workplaces.

Programme Focus:

  • Connecting with ourselves and each other.

  • Taking stock: exploring the impact (positive and negative) of the changes brought about by Covid 19.

  • Exploring Resilience, how can we support ourselves and care for our mental health and wellbeing.

Why this programme?

  • A safe, confidential, reflective space to think and feel.

  • Small group size (max 10).

  • A nurturing shared experience in a supportive reflective environment.

  • An opportunity to avail of support.

  • Independently facilitated.

Kindness works here: A kindness and compassion workshop for staff of workplaces

Inspired by the growing evidence in the field of Kindness and Compassion, this workshop has been developed by HSE colleagues across Psychology, HR, Nursing and Health Promotion as a Healthy Ireland initiative.

An emphasis on compassion in the workplace fits with an expanding focus on the centrality of interpersonal connection and the role relationships play on the quality of performance and general wellness at work.

This workshop includes;

  • Exploration of the concepts of kindness and compassion.

  • Discussion of the relevance of compassion in a workplace context.

  • Overview of the impact of kindness on the mind and body.
  • Brief review of the evidence base from the field of compassion and kindness studies.

  • Experiential practice of self-compassion exercises.

  • Small group discussions on fostering compassion in the workplace and barriers to same.
kindness and compassion workshop
Post Mentoring Session

Post Mentoring Session with
attendees who completed
“Introduction to Psyched”

This session is offered to attendees who completed Introduction to Psyched training and are seeking further guidance, direction in terms of psyched practices getting on the agenda in their respective workplaces.

FREE Training in Suicide Prevention in Cork and Kerry with HSE Cork Kerry Community Health Care in Collaboration with it's Community Partners for September, October, November & December

Suicide prevention training is provided at a number of different levels - it aims to develop general awareness, alertness skills or intervention skills.

LivingWorks Start, Suicide Prevention Skills Online

LivingWorks Start, is an online, interactive training programme that will give you the skills and knowledge to keep others safe from suicide. It will help you identify people who are at risk, confidently ask them about the topic of suicide and connect them with resources that can help them stay safe. The programme uses a mix of guided online content, video and interactive questions. You can pause and recommence the programme at your own convenience. On average, the programme will take one hour 30 minutes to complete, but you can work at your own pace.

This programme is accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland

  • Irish residents, aged 18 and over, can request a free LivingWorks Start licence, from your local coordinator.
  • Contact details for your local coordinator can be found here.

eSuicideTalk

esuicideTALK is a one to two hour online exploration in suicide awareness. The programme is organised around the question “should we talk about suicide?” and offers a space to safely explore some of the more challenging issues relating to suicide. The programme encourages everyone to find a part they can play in preventing suicide. Its goal is to help make direct, open and honest talk about suicide easier.

  • Irish residents, aged 18 and over, can access esuicideTALK for free by registering here.
  • When asked for user information, enter “NOSP” in the Full Company Name field. This is necessary for access to the online programme.

Face-to-face programmes

Understanding Self-harm

The Understanding Self-harm workshop provides opportunities to improved knowledge, awareness and understanding of self-harming behaviour. Participants consider how personal attitudes and experiences might affect their helping role with a person who self-harms. It aims to clarify what self-harm is, what leads people to engage in the behaviour and considers its relationship with suicide. The causes, reasons behind the behaviour, and the functions are discussed. Positive approaches to engaging with and caring for someone who self-harms are presented. Active participation is encouraged.

Suicide bereavement workshop

Postvention suicide services address and target the needs of individuals personally affected by a suicide to aid them through the bereavement and grieving process. The Suicide bereavement workshop is a one day training about bereavement and grieving particularly in the context of suicide and is aimed at professionals and key contact people who, in the course of their work, come into contact with those bereaved through suicide.

The ‘Supporting people bereaved through suicide in the community’ programme is also delivered to community groups around the country by the HSE Resource Officers for Suicide Prevention and Suicide Bereavement Liaison Officers.

safeTALK

safeTALK (Suicide Alertness for Everyone) is an internationally recognised half-day training programme that prepares participants to recognise and engage with people who may be having thoughts of suicide and to connect them to suicide first aid resources. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognise these invitations for help and take action by supporting people to connect with life-saving resources, supports and services.

To mark World Mental Health Week in October 2019, RTÉ’s Nationwide featured the work of Kinvara Alive, a voluntary group whose aim it is to raise awareness about mental health and wellbeing in the community. 

A key component of the work Kinvara Alive do in and for the community is training and the group rolls this out using safeTALK. 

ASIST

ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) is a two-day skills building workshop in suicide first aid. Participants are trained to reduce the immediate risk of a suicide and increase the support for a person at risk. The workshop provides opportunities to learn what a person at risk may need from others in order to keep safe and get more help. Those taking part in the training will feel challenged and safe, work interactively with others in small groups, learn a suicide first aid model that provides a framework for skills practice and experience powerful audio visuals.

Cork
DateTimeDescription + LocationClick to Book
September
Tue 13th2 daysOn 13th & 14th September 2022, - 2 day A.S.I.S.T. Workshop (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
Rochestown Cork City
(participation in either safeTALK or online START training are mandatory to attend before you are permitted to attend ASIST Training)

Suicide Prevention Training Cork
Tue 20th2 daysOn 20th & 21st September 2022, - 2 day A.S.I.S.T. Workshop (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
Mallow Co. Cork

Suicide Prevention Training Cork
Wed 21st10am - 1:30pmFREE safeTALK (suicide alertness skills )
Skibbereen Co. Cork

Suicide Prevention Training Cork
Wed 28th10am - 1:30pmFREE safeTALK (suicide alertness skills)
Bantry, Co. Cork

Suicide Prevention Training Cork
Fri 30th10am - 11:30amHSE FREE 90 minute Online START Suicide Alertness Training Session - the date cited is just for admin purposes - when you make a booking you will receive information to access the training

Suicide Prevention Training Cork
October
Tue 4th10am - 1:30pmFREE safeTALK (suicide alertness skills)
Castletownbere Co. Cork

Suicide Prevention Training Cork
Mon 10th2 daysOn 10th & 11th October 2022, - 2 day A.S.I.S.T. Workshop (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) Skibbereen Co. Cork

Suicide Prevention Training Cork
Wed 12th10am - 1:30pmsafeTALK, (suicide alertness skills)
Mitchelstown Co. Cork

Suicide Prevention Training Cork
Mon 17th10am - 5pm1 day Understanding Self-Harm - Cork Venue to be confirmed

Suicide Prevention Training Cork
Wed 19th10am - 1:30pmFREE safeTALK (suicide alertness skills)
Dunmanway Co. Cork

Suicide Prevention Training Cork
November
Tue 8th2 daysOn 8th & 9th November 2022, 2 day ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training), Midleton Co. Cork
(participation in either safeTALK or online START training are mandatory to attend before you are permitted to attend ASIST Training)

Suicide Prevention Training Cork
Mon 14th10am - 5pm1 day Understanding Self-Harm - Cork Venue to be confirmed

Suicide Prevention Training Cork
Wed 16th6:30pm - 10pmFREE safeTALK (suicide alertness skills) Newmarket Co. Cork

Suicide Prevention Training Cork
December
Tue 6th2 daysOn 6th & 7th December 2022, - 2 day A.S.I.S.T. Workshop (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) - Mitchelstown, Co. Cork.

Suicide Prevention Training Cork
Mon 12th10am - 5pm1 day Understanding Self-Harm - Cork Venue to be confirmed

Suicide Prevention Training Cork
Sat 31st10am – 11:30amHSE FREE 90 minute Online START Suicide Alertness Training Session - the date cited is just for admin purposes - when you make a booking you will receive information to access the training

Suicide Prevention Training Cork
Kerry
DateTimeDescription + LocationClick to Book
September
Wed 14th10am - 1:30pmFREE safeTALK (suicide alertness skills)
Listowel, Co. Kerry
Suicide Prevention Training Kerry
Fri 16th10am - 1:30pmFREE safeTALK (Suicide Alertness skills) dept of Justice
Killarney Co. Kerry
Suicide Prevention Training Kerry
Wed 28th10am - 5pmFREE safeTALK (Suicide Alertness skills) dept of Justice
Killarney Co. Kerry
Suicide Prevention Training Kerry
Fri 30th10am - 1:30pm1 day Understanding Self-Harm
Listowel Co. Kerry
Suicide Prevention Training Kerry
October
Wed 5th2 daysOn 5th & 6th October 2022 - 2 day A.S.I.S.T. Workshop (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) - Listowel, Co. Kerry
(participation in either safeTALK or online START training are mandatory to attend before you are permitted to attend ASIST Training)

Suicide Prevention Training Kerry
Wed 12th10am - 1:30pmFREE safeTALK (suicide alertness skills programme)
Dingle Co. Kerry (venue to be confirmed)
Suicide Prevention Training Kerry
10am - 5:00pm1 day Understanding Self-Harm
Tralee Co Kerry Venue to be confirmed
Suicide Prevention Training Kerry
November
Wed 2nd10am - 1:30pmFREE safeTALK (suicide alertness skills programme),
Castleisland, Co. Kerry
Suicide Prevention Training Kerry
Wed 23rd2 daysOn 23rd & 24th November 2022 - 2 day A.S.I.S.T. Workshop (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) - Kenmare, Co. Kerry
(participation in either safeTALK or online START training are mandatory to attend before you are permitted to attend ASIST Training)

Suicide Prevention Training Kerry
Wed 30th10am - 5pm1 day Understanding Self-Harm
Killarney Co. Kerry Venue to be confirmed
Suicide Prevention Training Kerry
10am – 11:30amHSE FREE 90 minute Online START Suicide Alertness Training Session - the date cited is just for admin purposes - when you make a booking you will receive information to access the training

Suicide Prevention Training Kerry