The OLLIE Foundation (One Life Lost is Enough) is a registered charity based in St Albans that was set up in 2016. It was formed by three parents who had all lost their teenage sons to suicide and vowed to do all they could to prevent other families suffering similar tragedies.
The charity funds suicide intervention skills training for adults working with young people. This training enables professionals to identify warning signs and provide a pathway to help combat suicidal thoughts. This training is vital.
Its first teacher training programme was completed in July 2016 using its own qualified trainers to deliver the safeTALK and ASIST training. This will ensure our local community has the support and expertise it deserves. Extensive press and radio coverage – including BBC and Channel 5 News interviews – have already helped us make significant inroads into highlighting the problem of teenage suicide.
OLLIE relies on volunteers and they are now looking for people with an interest or experience in marketing, PR or community fundraising projects, to help them continue their work.
For more details contact the Volunteer Centre
email: [email protected] or call 01727 814644 or 01727 814629