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.
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.
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.
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:
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