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 are 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 have trained over 80 Ask Me Ambassador 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.

In response to the pandemic Ask Me training is now available online. The online course is made up of 6 modules. Each module will have some work for you to do on your own to prepare, and then a follow up group workshop on Zoom. Altogether the Ask Me online course will take around 15 hours to complete.

In order to participate in the online course you will need

• Access to a computer/laptop/mobile phone with internet, a camera & a microphone

• An email address

• Basic computer literacy – being able to open emails, click on hyperlinks and participate in video calls

We recognise that many of our attendees may have personal experiences of abuse. Survivors of abuse can make fantastic Community Ambassadors, however as this training is now delivered online and participants will mainly be attending the online workshops from their homes 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 to you to help you decide.

Saturday Mornings

Saturday 22nd May, Saturday 29th May and Saturday 5th June - 11am - 1.30pm

Wednesday Evenings NOW FULL

Wednesday 12th May, Wednesday 19th May and Wednesday 26th May - 6pm - 8.30pm

Tuesday Evenings

Tuesday 8th June, Tuesday 15th June and Tuesday 22nd June - 6pm - 8.30pm

And finally, we are hopeful we will be able to offer our first in person training post Covid-19 in July. These dates are preliminary and timings are TBD but will be on weekday mornings:

Weekday Mornings

Monday 19th July, Wednesday 21st July and Friday 23rd July

Please be aware that you will need to attend all three sessions of whichever training block you choose.

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 Harriet Abley via email on [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!