CSCP 5 Minute Briefing - World Suicide Prevention Day : 10 September 2020

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CSCP 5 minute briefing

World Suicide Prevention Day 2020

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World Suicide Prevention Day 2020 is an awareness day observed on 10th September every year. The theme for this year is Working Together to Prevent Suicide.

For people who are feeling vulnerable or distressed, having a strong sense of connection is an important part of suicide prevention. Connection can come in many forms: we can connect with friends and family, have connections through various of activities.

Papyrus have recently published a well written and accessible guide for parents who are worried about self-harm suicide.  It also sets out how to have a conversation with their child about suicide.  It is called Parents’ Guide To Keeping Kids Suicide-Safe   

“The new guide offers practical and professional advice to help break the silence around self-harm and suicide and encourage fearful parents to talk to their children before it is too late.”

The information can be downloaded by going to: https://www.papyrus-uk.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Supporting-Your-Child-A-Guide-for-Parents.pdf

The guide contains details of the Papyrus Hopeline Phone number which parents can call for support from trained advisers.

For further resources and ideas on ways of connecting please visit : 

Kooth (11-19) 

Togetherall - (age 16 plus) help available across Cumbria

National Suicide Prevention Alliance 

International Association for Suicide Prevention World Suicide Prevention Day

Every Kind Matter - Public Health England campaign launched 8 September 2020

Suicide Bereavement Support Cumbria

https://cumbriasafeguardingchildren.co.uk/LSCB/professionals/ssh.asp