Training and education

GP Practice Suicide Intervention Training

We are currently delivering a new training programme available to GP practices across mid and north east Essex. This half day training session will give both clinical and non-clinical staff the tools to identify if a patient or colleague is experiencing suicidal thoughts and how to open a conversation and support them to seek help.

This session will be led by:

Frances Kerr – Frances trained as a Clinical Psychologist and worked in the NHS for 12 years before taking time out to be with her young family.  Frances then spent several years running her own business, until she felt drawn back to working within the mental health field.  Frances has been working for Mid and North East Essex Mind as a Support, Time and Recovery worker since November 2018 and has recently taken the additional position of Suicide Prevention Trainer. Frances lives locally with her family and loves walking and yoga, going to the cinema and spending time with friends.

If you work in a GP Practice and would like more information please contact Frances on 01206 764600 or email

This Training is completely free of charge to practices and has been generously funded by a local family. Training can be provided to whole practice teams on any date suitable for the practice or individuals can book places on specific training dates listed below. All training will be provided via Microsoft Teams and will take place from 1pm to 3.30pm.

Please complete the form to register your interest – please contact Frances on the above email for available dates.



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