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. 

Dates
Date(s) Time Venue
Monday 15 October 10am - 1pm Beacon Centre
Monday 12 November 10am - 1pm Beacon Centre

Beacon Centre, London St, Salford M6 6QT

Identifying and Talking about Suicide: accredited half-day (3hrs) training course that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide, respond appropriately and effectively and connect them to support.

Training overview

  • Discussions around knowledge of suicide
  • Exploration and understanding of invitations a person at risk of suicide may give
  • Learn clear and practical information on how to explore suicide and respond appropriately
  • Consider 'real life' scenarios
  • Conclude with an emphasis on the importance of self care

Who should attend: the course is aimed at anyone directly working or volunteering with children and young people in Salford, such as professionals from health, children's social care, housing, hospital staff, police, schools and education (FE/HE), sports and leisure staff, faith and community groups, youth workers and volunteers.

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

To book onto the training please email EHWB@salford.gov.uk> stating which date you would prefer.
Who should attend:

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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