Suicide Awareness and Prevention with Chris Morgan

Suicide Awareness and Prevention with Chris Morgan

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Strand Palace

372 Strand

London

WC2R 0JJ

United Kingdom

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An introduction to suicide, its prevalence, and some warning signs.

About this event

How to help someone who is having suicidal thoughts, some do’s and don’ts, the importance of listening.

An opportunity for questions and discussion around this traditionally taboo subject.

Who should attend?

Anyone who is interested in learning more about this important but potentially difficult subject.

Contents:

Introduction

Some statistics about suicide

Some myths and facts about suicide

Film clips with personal stories

Discussion of what helps, and what doesn’t help

Listening skills

Safety planning

Practical Tips

Questions and summary

About the trainer:

Chris Morgan worked for the South East Development Centre of the National Institute for

Mental Health in England (NIMHE) from 2004 to 2009 as Programme Lead for Suicide

Prevention. The work involved networking across mental health services, primary care,

local authorities and the voluntary sector, and encouraging best practice in mental health

promotion and suicide prevention.

Chris was a founder member of the National Training Team for Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) in England, and has worked as a trainer with MHFA England, and with West Kent Mind, for many years. Chris also teaches the two-day ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) course. He has personal experience of depression, and uses this in his training approach.

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