Spot the Signs Newsletter February 2019

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Newsletter - February 2019


Welcome to the February edition of the Spot the Signs and Save a Life suicide prevention campaign news bulletin.

We are pleased to announce that we will be launching the suicide prevention app 'Stay Alive' in the county. This is a great opportunity to raise awareness of suicide prevention and to encourage help seeking behaviours.

Our senior project coordinator attended the National Suicide Prevention Alliance Conference at the start of this month. It was a great opportunity for professionals to come together to share valuable learning's and celebrate successful projects that have taken place to reduce suicide rates in the UK. We will be using key things from the conference to inform our strategy.

We released our first 5 training sessions of the year which are already fully booked. 3 more sessions have been released below with more to come which we will announced on here first.

Jackie Doyle Price (suicide prevention minister) has been working with Social Media outlets to look at what can be done to ensure the safety of those online. We are pleased to see that this issue is being taken seriously and we look forward to seeing the progress that will be made.

There is also the latest headlines and mental health training opportunities.

Spot the Signs Suicide Prevention Training Dates 2019

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Fully funded one-day training dates for voluntary and public sector employees working with adults in Hertfordshire.
 

The training will:
· Increase awareness and knowledge
· Make you feel more confident in spotting the signs of someone feeling suicidal
· Introduce practical steps about what actions you may take if you notice someone is distressed

 To book your place visit Eventbrite http://bit.ly/2ElxHc7

 
The training is very popular so there is a cancellation fee for no-shows of £25
 

For any questions email:

hpft.spotthesigns@nhs.net

Training dates for professionals working with young people as well as additional adult training dates will be announced via the newsletter as they are released.

Stay Alive Suicide Prevention App

Spot the Signs are working with Grass Roots and the Eastern Academic Health Alliance to launch the 'Stay Alive' suicide prevention app in Hertfordshire. The app provides self-help resources, national and local crisis numbers as well as safety plans that people can put in to keep themselves safe.

This will be launched in the next coming months so watch this space... launch event invite to follow.

If your organisation would like to get involved with the promotion of the app please email hpft.spotthesigns@nhs.net

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