14/05/19 - 10:15:47 | Published in Training


9.30 – 15.30 PDC Norwich

This year, the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) has decided to make ‘suicide prevention’ the main theme of World Mental Health Day.

It is often believed that it is only adults who exhibit suicidal behaviours, but it should be made known that many children and young people engage in this kind of behaviour. There are numerous complex factors that contribute to a suicide, but what is more important is that all of our actions must be geared toward prevention. (https://wfmh.global/world-mental-health-day-2019/)

Staff working with children are advised to maintain an attitude of ‘it could happen here’ where safeguarding is concerned (Keeping children safe in education). This does also apply to young people taking their own lives, sadly it does happen in Norfolk and Waveney.

This day will look at different aspects of suicide prevention with contributions from schools, young people and other organisations. It will be an interactive day and you will explore what you can do to support suicide prevention activities.

Headteachers, senior leaders (schools), designated safeguarding staff, school mental health leads, pastoral staff, other school staff interested in self-harm and suicide prevention.

Booking information: http://s4s.norfolk.gov.uk/Event/93101
This is a free course for schools, funded as a Norfolk & Waveney Suicide Prevention Activity. A maximum of two places can be booked per school.