Ask Me - free domestic abuse training

People who work in the Brighton, Hove and Eastbourne areas are invited to become Ask Me ambassadors, by attending free domestic abuse training.

 

RISE is excited to be part of a new pilot scheme called Ask Me.

The scheme will train members of the community to become Ask Me ambassadors in the following ways:

  • Increasing your awareness of what a helpful response to domestic abuse looks like
  • Giving you the knowledge and skills to signpost people towards the specialist help they need.

Anyone can get involved – you just need to work or live in the Brighton, Hove and Eastbourne areas and come into contact with your community somehow.

From bar staff to hairdressers, reception staff to HR teams, dentists, pharmacists, retail staff and community groups - whatever your role, we need your support.

In return, we can offer you free two-day training as well as on-going support, essential skills and the chance to make a real difference to the lives of people you encounter every day.

Domestic abuse is prevalent in our society, and this is your chance to take action to stop it.

Training dates are as follows:

  • Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th March (9:30 - 4:30pm)
  • Tuesday 4th & Wednesday 5th May (9:30 - 4:30pm)
  • Saturday 24th June & Saturday 1st July (9:30 - 4:30pm)

Venue to be confirmed upon your successful application (see below).

In order to confirm your training space we ask you to fill in an application form. Your space is not guaranteed until you do so.

You can download a recruitment pack here: http://bit.ly/2lcs3Oo  

You can download an application form here: http://bit.ly/2lcB3mM

Please return your application for ASAP to: askme@womensaid.org.uk.

The training will cover:

  • Understanding and recognising signs of domestic abuse in the community
  • Responding effectively if someone discloses they are in an abusive relationship
  • Knowing where survivors of domestic abuse can get help and support if they want it and self-care