Weightmans continues to support mental health education alongside footballing legend

National law firm Weightmans has continued to support mental health and wellbeing initiatives by hosting an interactive workshop around suicide…

National law firm Weightmans has continued to support mental health and wellbeing initiatives by hosting an interactive workshop around suicide intervention.

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive international workshop in suicide first aid. Delivered by Livingworks accredited Master Trainer Christine Clark, the course took place at Weightmans’ Liverpool office on the 17th January, and is designed to help others feel more prepared and able to intervene with a person at risk of suicide. The course was attended by staff from Weightmans and a variety of people from the wider Liverpool community, including former Everton and Wales goalkeeper Neville Southall.

Weightmans has also recently rolled out Mental Health First Aid training to selected staff across the UK.

John Schorah said:

“At Weightmans, we recognise that mental health is just as important as physical health and we are doing all we can to raise awareness, investing in training and provide assistance for those who need it.
“ASIST is a crucially important programme that teaches life enhancing skills when others are in crisis, and we were more than happy to host the sessions in our office this week, and support staff who attended.”

Christine Clark added:

“An ASIST workshop is one of the greatest gifts you can offer to your community or workplace, and organisers play an important role in making it happen.
“This is as an essential course for the legal profession, given the challenging nature of the work involved. I am delighted that organisations such as Weightmans have shown such a commitment to empowering their staff and talking openly about mental health & suicide in and outside of the workplace and I look forward to continue working with them in the future.”

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