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Thu 10 Sep 2020
12:00 - 13:00

Provided by: Equality & Diversity


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Suicide Prevention: A Conversation That Could Save A Life

Thu 10 Sep 2020


This year, to mark World Suicide Prevention Day, Yvonne McPartland, Deputy Head of the Staff Counselling Centre, will be delivering a session on suicide prevention for staff in Cambridge.

The shocking reality is that suicide is the most common cause of death in men aged under 50 and the suicide rate is currently increasing after many years of decline. This equates to more than 6,000 deaths by suicide annually in the UK and Ireland.

What impact will Covid-19 have on suicide numbers?

The session is designed to give staff the confidence to challenge the taboo around suicide that makes it such a difficult subject to broach, with colleagues, family members, friends and even total strangers: what is it OK to say, what should I be looking for and what should I do next?

The session will increase awareness around suicide, dispel some myths and share some lessons from experience at the Staff Counselling Centre. It will also remind staff what the centre can offer them.

The message is that having a conversation could really save a life.

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Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Thu 10 Sep 2020   12:00 - 13:00 12:00 - 13:00

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