Suicide Prevention Awareness – Castle Green Pavilion – Monday 21st June – 2pm-4pm.

Part 1: Awareness Raising Session – Suicide Prevention is Everybody’s Business

A general awareness raising session delivered by Public Health Practitioners who work in suicide prevention across Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

This session aims to open the conversation around suicide in our communities, talk about common misconceptions and discuss approaches in building suicide-safer communities.

Part 2: Suicide Prevention in Herefordshire and Worcestershire

An awareness raising and informational session focusing on the issue of suicide across Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Attendees will come away with a better understanding of the picture of suicide across the counties in relation to national figures and key local considerations. The talk will include information around the current 3-year suicide prevention project being delivered across the counties as part of national NHS England funding and how communities/individuals can get involved.

There will be a break between sessions and an open section for discussion at the end. Attendees will be able to talk with a representative from PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide who will also be attending to promote the charity’s work in the West Midlands and provide information.

Please note: While the speakers will deliver the sessions in a sensitive and safe manner, there will be discussion of statistics and conversations around the general topic of suicide which some people may find difficult. The event will be delivered in conjunction with a Community Suicide Prevention Advisor who will be on hand to chat about suicide prevention and offer signposting, printed information and support.

Who is delivering the session?

The new suicide prevention team consisting of Louise McEvoy (Lead), Caroline Kingston & Mark Billau (Community Development Workers) will be presenting the main session. They are working to deliver a project within communities across Herefordshire and Worcestershire using Wave 3 NHS England national funding.

This new suicide prevention project is about early intervention and provision of prevention in everyday settings, with a particular focus on reaching middle aged men.
They want to foster communities that create and promote opportunities for those struggling with their emotional health to get help before a crisis point is reached. This is particularly important for groups of our population such as middle-aged men who may be less likely to access formal healthcare support around mental health and overwhelm.

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