Support groups, events and training

Below is a list of upcoming events and opportunities to help increase awareness of suicide prevention. More information - including training dates - will be added over the coming weeks. 

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Suicide Awareness Training Programme 2018

Suicide is the leading cause of death in young people under 35 in the UK. In 2015, 1,659 young people took their own lives. That equates to over four per day. Every year many thousands more attempt or contemplate suicide, harm themselves or suffer alone, afraid to speak openly about how they are feeling.

PAPYRUS, the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide, will be delivering a series of workshops across Salford. 

Please note that this training is only open to staff and volunteers working with Salford young people, and also Salford residents.
 

Suicide Awareness Briefing Session: this 60-minute briefing has been specifically developed for Salford to raise awareness of suicide and provide information on PAPYRUS and the HOPELINKUK, a helpline run by trained suicide prevention advisors.

Date(s)   Time Venue
Thursday 19 July 2018 Session 1 11am - 12pm Salford Civic Centre
  Session 2 1pm - 2pm Salford Civic Centre

How to book: please email EHWB@salford.gov.uk, providing:

  • Preferred session

  • Name & Job title / role

  • Agency / Team based with

  • Email address

Official confirmation of places will be emailed to delegates approximately 2 weeks before each course.

 

Suicide Awareness Workshop: a 90-minute session to help participants have an increased awareness of young suicide and be able to talk more openly about suicide

The session aims to:

  • Understand how personal and community beliefs about suicide affect stigma
  • Raise awareness of suicide as a serious community health problem
  • Make suicide a community concern by facilitating an open and honest talk about suicide
  • Increase personal action and commitment to suicide prevention
  • Support the spreading of training opportunities and networking activities


Who should attend:

This workshop will be useful to anyone who comes into contact with young people under 35 whether it be in a professional or a personal capacity. For example, parents, shop assistants, sports coaches, teachers, youth workers and group leaders.

Available dates
Date(s) Time Venue
Thursday 28 June 2018 10am - 11.30am Pendleton Gateway
Thursday 12 July 2018 10.30am - 12pm Beacon Centre

How to book: please email EHWB@salford.gov.uk, providing:

  • Preferred session

  • Name & Job title / role

  • Agency / Team based with

  • Email address

Official confirmation of places will be emailed to delegates approximately 2 weeks before each course.

 

The Safeguarding Board is now charging agencies for staff who fail to attend if we are not informed at least five working days before each course. This includes participants who arrive late and are not admitted by the trainers as they have missed a section of the course, or participants who on the day inform the trainers they need to leave early. The charge will be £20.

 

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 Mind In Salford - For Better Mental Health

 

Mind in Salford is providing a mental health and wellbeing awareness training day. The training takes participants through mental health definitions, the needs of people with mental health issues and how to respond, myth busting and stigma around mental ill health, and how to look after our own mental well-being and mental health.

Find out more via: www.mindinsalford.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-training