Type of Entry: Training
Name: Practice Hope
Date added: 15 September 2020
Delivery type: Online
Owned by: Olly's Future and Health Education England
Cost: Yes
Target audience: Healthcare professionals
Length of training

1 hour clinical skills 

90 minute non clinical training

Level of training
  • Improving services in Primary Care
  • Recognise signs of suicidality
  • Understand reasons behind thoughts of suicide
  • Engaging a person in crisis empathically
  • Offer emotional support
  • Recognise potential barriers to seeking help
  • Signpost to appropriate resources (help lines)
Recommended by
  • This training was funded by Health Education England


Additional information

One hour online clinical training and 90 minute non-clinical training for GP practice staff on suicide and self-harm in 10 - 25 year olds who are thinking of suicide or self-harm..

Costs start from £400.

Training for CCGs, PCNs and practices on how to deliver Practise Hope themselves to improve their service to better support children and young people, based on the NHS PACEsetter model.

This course has been developed specifically to support young people (10-25) to look out for each other and practice self-care. The content was originally developed to be delivered face to face, however it has now transitioned to online due to the Coronavirus restrictions. 

This course is facilitated by Mind in local communities who support the delivery of the training and follow up support. 

Health Education England provided £200,000 funding to run the 18 month pilot at 27 GP practices in Kent, Sussex and Surrey. Ann Feloy, founder of Olly's Future in memory of her son Oliver, was Patients Carer Lead working with Dr Sam Fraser, Sussex Partnership Trust and three local Mind offices at Brighton and Hove, Dartford and Kingston, Surrey. 

Cost will be advised, based on requirements.

The next phase  will be to embed the initiative in other areas of the country through providing training, as above, to surgeries on how to run the Practise Hope themselves, providing them with all the surveys, action plans, focus group learning and materials. 

Findings for this pilot, which finishes at the end of September, will be published soon. 


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