Charitable Incorporated Organisation No. 1156302

Private: Suicide Prevention Training Course

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Date(s) - 23/10/2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Suicide rates have been increasing at an alarming rate with men accounting for 75%of those figures. But when faced with someone who is suicidal many of us wouldn’t know what to do. In the same way that taking a first aid course prepares you for when you are faced with someone who has had a heart attack the West Berkshire Suicide Prevention Action Group (WBSPAG) believes that people should be trained to be equipped to address suicide. 

On Friday,October 23th, WBSPAG will be presenting their Suicide Prevention training session aimed at giving people the tools they need to address this growing problem. The suicide action group has brought together a team of experts with the aim of providing the basic tools to enable us to keep someone safe. It will provide training aimed at all of us who may be faced with circumstances where colleagues, clients, friends or family have had thoughts that may lead to suicide. The event will run from 9am to 1pm and will be held in the Council Chamber West Berkshire Council offices.

WBSPAG chairman Garry Poulson will welcome attendees before the screening of a short play entitled “Start the Conversation”.

Dr Gill Cresswell, a consultant psychiatrist, will speak about the background to suicide and how it can be better understood.

Clinical educator Yani Choculingam will also lead a myth-busting session, followed by a question and answer session.


Bookings are closed for this event.

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