Chukumeka Maxwell

Chukumeka Maxwell

Born in London, to African and Caribbean parents, Chukumeka’s family emigrated back to Nigeria in 1965 but Chukumeka was then evacuated to the UK in 1967 as a refugee from the Biafran civil war. He has also lived in Jamaica and Belize.

Chukumeka has had a very eclectic working life, from training in the hotel industry after school to opening an award-winning delicatessen and later his own catering company; then re-training as a holistic Deep Tissue massage therapist and later as a registered Social worker. (He also studied esoteric philosophy, was a volunteer probationary Christian-Buddhist Monk, worked as an assistant paramedic for the ambulance service, and has been a Criminal Drugs support worker and a Quaker prison Chaplain. Phew!)

A part-time lecturer at the University of Plymouth, Chukumeka is a suicide prevention trainer specialising in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trainer (ASIST) and SafeTalk as developed by LivingWorks. He is a trainer, consultant and wellbeing practitioner of Orchid community & Associates underpinned by the teachings of Christian and Buddhist psychology.

Action To Prevent Suicide CIC is committed to making Devon a suicide-safer community by helping to increase knowledge, debate and action on preventing suicide – whether that be within the South West, nationally or even globally. The idea is inspired by LivingWorks – an international organisation based in Canada.

We are now offering DASH (Domestic abuse, Stalking and Harrassment) Training!

Livewell Southwest Training Network