Meet the Facilitators of the ASK Workshop UK.

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North East England


Izzy Russell

Izzy is a freelance trainer and regularly forms a happily married training team with her husband, Andrew Russell!  Izzy’s background is in primary teaching, but she has been interested in mental health issues for many years. Her experience of helping children in families who lost someone to suicide was what gave her a passion to save lives from suicide.  The ASK Workshop now enables her to save children’s lives too. Izzy is based in the North-East of England, but has trained all over the country with Andrew.

When not training, Izzy is often to be found running over the NorthYorkshire Moors with her little black dog or inspecting her honeybees.

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South East


Nick Brown

His background is a mixture of teaching, counselling, coaching and training predominately in the Mental Health Charity Sector but also in Public and Private Sectors. He considers it his privilege to be part of this team to address the often disregarded but crucial issues around Child Suicide.

Nick feels fortunate to live in Brighton with his wife Jane and 3 children.



South West


Jenny Pickup

Jenny has over 20 years’ experience working in suicide prevention and mental health. She has extensive experience of crisis intervention work with a range of client groups.

When not in the training room Jenny can be found enjoying off-grid living in a field somewhere in Cornwall.

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North West


Alice Newton-Leeming

Alice Newton-Leeming has been studying, volunteering and working within the field of mental health and suicide prevention for over 12 years.

Alice is passionate about empowering others to help and support those they work with and / or care for, and believes that suicide prevention is everybody’s business.



  • ASK Facilitator
  • ASIST Trainer
  • SuicideTALK Presenter
  • Bespoke mental health, self-harm and suicide prevention workshops
  • Mental health and Suicide Prevention Consultation and strategy guidance



Dr Marie Murphy

I have been delivering suicide prevention training for 15 years and have been asked many times, but what about children? The ASK Workshop has filled a knowledge and skills gap that has been missing from our suicide prevention work.

I am an HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist, currently working therapeutically with children and young people and in a managerial role with therapists. I find the skills I have learned on The ASK Workshop are invaluable to my work. I feel so grateful to be able to share this with others to increase their confidence and to keep our children safer from suicide.

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There are currently no ASK Facilitators in Wales, but our South-West England and North-West England Facilitators will be happy to help.

Northern Ireland

There are currently no ASK Facilitators in Northern Ireland, but our England and Scotland Facilitators will be happy to help.