Free domestic abuse awareness training

Posted June, 2018

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

We're inviting anyone who comes into contact with the general public in their day-to-day life to become an Ask Me ambassador.

The scheme is open to anyone who works, lives, studies or volunteers in the Brighton and Hove area, and comes into contact with your community somehow. This includes bar staff to hairdressers, reception staff to HR teams, dentists, pharmacists, retail staff and community groups.

The training will give you the skills and knowledge to respond when people talk to you about experiences of domestic abuse, and where to signpost people towards the specialist help they need.
The 12 hour training can be completed in four evening sessions, or on two full Saturdays, on the following dates:

Evening training:

  • Wednesday 20th June, 18:00 - 21:00
  • Wednesday 27th June, 18:00 - 21:00
  • Wednesday 4th July, 18:00 - 21:00
  • Wednesday 11th July, 18:00 - 21:00 

The evening trainings will take place in Hove Methodist Church, Portland Rd, Hove, BN3 5DR.
Unfortunately the room is only accessible via a flight of stairs and is therefore inaccessible for wheelchair users. This is due to venue availability across the city and we will aim to provide accessible spaces for all future trainings.

Saturday training:

  • Saturday 22nd September, 10.00-16:00
  • Saturday 29th September, 10.00-16:00

The Saturday trainings will take place at the Friends Meeting House, Ship St, Brighton BN1 1AF. This room is accessible for wheelchair users.

Anyone can sign up to be an Ask Me ambassador; whatever your background, gender or level of knowledge of domestic abuse, we need your support. Please just fill in the form below to register your interest.

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 Kate McQueen via email on askme@riseuk.org.uk or on the phone: 07460 771 412.

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