This is a terribly glum subject but so essential to recognise that after the past 2 years especially, with rising costs of fuel, etc. you never know when someone is near breaking point until you’ve heard about another tragic loss.

Learn what signs to recognise or simply smile and say hi to folks – you never know what they are going through.

Subject: Suicide Risk Prevention Strategies For Worcestershire County Council

I would like to invite yourself and colleagues at Worcestershire County Council to attend our upcoming event, The National Suicide Prevention Conference taking place on the 20th April 2022 online.

If you are not the correct person to receive this invitation I apologise, please may you pass this over to the correct person or team at Worcestershire County Council as I have allocated Worcestershire County Council the final 3 part funded places on this conference.

To secure your place kate.may

Every day, the Samaritans respond to around 10,000 calls for help. The Covid-19 pandemic has significantly impacted mental health across the UK, with increased feelings of loneliness. In 2021, the government pledged £500 million towards the Mental Health Recovery Plan, which included £25 million for NHS services and voluntary sector organisations working to prevent suicide. Following the publishing of the fifth progress report of the Suicide Prevention Strategy, now is an opportune moment to reflect on ways to improve suicide prevention.

  • 4912 people died by suicide in 2020 which is 404 fewer people than in 2019
  • Males are 3.1 times more likely to die by suicide in England than females
  • In 2020, the London Ambulance Service responded to an average of 37 suicide emergencies a day
  • People who self-harm have a 30 times higher risk of attempting suicide than the general population

Keynote Speaker

Jacqui Morrissey, Assistant Director: Research & Influencing, Samaritans (CONFIRMED)

Case Study

Taarika Chugh, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (CONFIRMED)

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