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Talking about Suicide: Ten Tools - online training

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Learn to have a conversation about suicide that could save a life.

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Join us online for 90 minutes, and learn 10 practical tools to give you confidence to help someone you are worried about, who might be thinking of suicide. These are skills that can save a life.

This training was created by specialists and is delivered live, safely and sensitively. Every consideration has been given to ensure the practical and emotional safety of our attendees.

This training is especially important right now because of the unknown impact of Covid-19 lockdown and social distancing on our collective and individual mental health.

Talking about suicide is the best form of prevention we have - but fears get in the way of us starting a conversation:

  • "What if I say the wrong thing?"
  • "What if I make things worse?"
  • "What if I ask about suicide and put the idea in their head?"

On this training you'll learn to put these misconceptions aside and talk about suicide with confidence. This is important because:

  • Around 1 in 20 people are thinking of suicide at any time. (Samaritans)
  • 72% of people who died by suicide had no contact with a health professional in the year before their death. (Mental Health Foundation)
  • The emotional impact on those left behind – people bereaved by suicide are 65% more likely to attempt suicide themselves than if their loved on died by natural causes. (SASP 2019)

Important note: we can only accept two individuals from each organisation. To book a 'closed' session for your team or company, email prevention@ollysfuture.org.uk

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