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Suicide Prevention Awareness session, with Samaritans

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Macfarlanes

20 Cursitor St

Holborn

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EC4A 1LT

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Every four minutes someone attempts suicide in the UK (NHS Suicide Factsheet). 2017 saw more than three times the number of deaths by suicide than by traffic accidents in the UK. Suicide is the most common cause of death for men aged between 20 and 49 in England and Wales, with around three quarters of deaths by suicide being men.

Given the City's location and distinctive infrastructure, which can provide different vehicles for suicide, the City of London Corporation and Business Healthy are committed to playing a core role in reducing this tragic loss of life, with the help and support of the Square Mile’s business community. This collaboration is vital to guaranteeing the success of preventative measures.

The City of London Corporation, City of London Police and Business Healthy continue their programme of delivering further Suicide Prevention Awareness Training sessions, in partnership with Samaritans and Square Mile businesses.

Aimed at anyone working in a City organisation – particularly those with responsibility for HR, facilities or security – this short and succinct City-specific workshop delivers the training needed to start difficult conversations in a careful and sensitive way. The training offers opportunities to pick up practical tips, such as listening skills and how to support and signpost colleagues, friends and family who may be struggling with their mental health. The session is interactive and also offers opportunities to share ideas with representatives from other local businesses. The workshop offers opportunities to share best practice, to learn from other local businesses and to network with others.

Spaces are limited, always fill up and are reserved on a first come, first served basis. A light breakfast and refreshments will be provided. Half of all profits from the training session will be donated to Samaritans' Central London branch.

Attendees at previous sessions said the following about the training:

  • "Excellent session and very informative"

  • "This is a difficult subject that was communicated with compassion and sensitivity to provide a valuable learning experience"

  • "Even though I have experience in this field, the training has increased and added to my understanding"

  • "In the organisation I work in we already deliver 'managing mental health' workshops and this workshop was a lovely refresher and CPD"

  • “It was great to learn other ways Samaritans have to communicate and how much is being done around the city in general”

  • "Makes me see how important it is to step in if you see someone who looks like they're suicidal"

  • “Really useful session – covers some difficult issues really carefully but also succinctly"


Speakers:

  • Will Skinner, Central London Samaritans

  • Allison Hooper, Central London Samaritans

  • Mark Montgomery, City of London Police


Timetable:

9:00am - 9:15am: Arrival, registration and breakfast

9:15am - 9:20am: Introduction to the session

9:20am - 10:45am: Workshop, including Q&A

10:45 - 11:00am: Networking

11:00am: Close


Please note that refunds will not be permitted for tickets purchased. Half of all proceeds will be donated to Samaritans.

If you would like to pay by invoice, please get in touch with the team here. Please note that we will not be able to offer this payment option for reservations of fewer than three places.

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