Orchid Community is based in the South Hams within the South west of England.

We offer a network of skilled trainers, who create an environment of safety and compassionate care, whilst delivering professional and challenging training.

Our training seeks to nurture the skills inherent in people to work collaboratively to combat the issues of the day, that are affecting people’s lives. Whether it is at a personal, organisational or societal level

Orchid Community and Associates believe Mental ill health, suicide prevention and wellbeing is everyone’s business. At Orchid Community and associates we believe that through training. We can together, all enable our communities to reduce the stigma of mental ill health and suicide. Thus, move to towards wellbeing and living well. We want to make Devon, Torbay and the South west of England a stigma free zone around the issues of Mental health and Suicide

We offer a range of me suicide prevention training designed to equip people with the skills to intervene in suicide prevention as well as a  range of other courses.

Suicide TALK

Our primary focus is improving helper competencies to intervene with persons at risk of suicide. To find out how our programs can be part of your community or organisation’s suicide-safer(prevention) plans.


SafeTALK is a half-day (3.5 hours) training course that can help you make a difference. Know what to do if someone’s suicidal by following the easy to remember TALK steps – Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep-safe. These practical steps offer immediate help to someone having thoughts of suicide and helps you both move forward to connect with more specialised support.

ASIST 11 (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)

Developed by LivingWorks Education, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is for everyone 16 or older regardless of prior experience who wants to be able to provide suicide first aid. Shown by major studies to significantly reduce suicidality, the ASIST model teaches effective intervention skills while helping to build suicide prevention networks in the community.

Suicide to Hope

Recovery and growth through painful experiences is a common goal in medicine. It has increasingly shaped expectations in mental health but has yet to be systematically applied to suicide care. suicide to Hope helps participants:

Create hope by affirming that suicide experiences can be life-changing if people keep safe and choose to live; Assist people to work through suicide toward achievable recovery and growth goals; and  Integrate suicide care into recovery approaches to mental health and wellbeing. 


Compassion Circles are a Highly Structured Technique to Create a Richer, Shared Human Community Experience

Compassion Circles are designed to shift teams, organizations, and communities.

Mental Health First Aid England

Orchid Community and Associates are linking with Astra Training and Consultancy in offering

Mental Health First Aid. Mental Health First Aid is an educational course which teaches people how to identify, understand and help a person who may be developing a mental health issue. In the same way as we learn physical first aid, Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to recognise those crucial warning signs of mental ill health.

Cultural Awareness and Capability

Orchid Community and Associates believe in the diversity of thoughts and actions that make up the rainbow of the human family. We believe that you cannot be culturally competent rather you can be Cultural capability and humble. We have designed training around the spirit of Ubuntu*.

The Thrive Approach

The Thrive Approach is grounded in the latest scientific developments in neuroscience. The field of neuroscience has undergone rapid advances in recent years, prompted by significant innovations in brain imaging. These have yielded important insights about how the brain and nervous system function and develop.