Becoming an Ask Me Ambassador

Do you want to join the fight against domestic abuse in your community? Now is your chance to take action!

RISE is inviting anyone who would like to stand up to domestic abuse in their communities to become an Ask Me Ambassador.

Ask Me is a free course for anyone who wants to help create a world where abuse is no longer tolerated and to ensure that survivors get the support they deserve. It has been running across the UK for several years and to date, RISE has trained over 80 Ask Me Ambassadors from the Brighton and Hove area. During the Ask Me training we will work together to create a safe and supportive space where you can learn how to break the silence and raise awareness about domestic abuse and how to help provide a supportive response to survivors in your communities. For more information on the Community Ambassador role please visit the Women’s Aid website.

We are offering in-person training on the following dates:

Tuesdays 17th, 24th and 31st May 6-8.30 PM at the Old Boat Community Centre, Hollingbury

Wednesdays 18th and 25th May, 1st June 10-12:30 PM at Moulsecoomb Community Leisure Centre

Mondays 4th, 11th and 18th July 6-8.30 PM – Online

You must attend ALL THREE sessions. Limited spaces are available so please sign up early to avoid disappointment.

Pre-reading will be sent to you the week before the sessions and should take no longer than an hour and a half to complete.

We recognise that many of our attendees may have personal experiences of abuse. Survivors of abuse can make fantastic Community Ambassadors, however, we recognise that this course may not be safe for people living with their abuser or for survivors who may need support for their own experiences first. If you’re not sure whether this applies to you, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to chat with you to help you decide.

If you would like more information about the scheme, have any accessibility requirements or would like to be notified about future training dates, please do not hesitate to contact us via email at [email protected].

Please note this training is not for professionals to use in their roles.

Thank you for your interest in becoming an Ask Me ambassador!