Gloucestershire Suicide Prevention Partnership (GSPP) Newsletter - March 2019

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Welcome to the fifth edition of the GSPP newsletter. 

We'd like to hear more about what you or your organisations are doing in the area of improving people's wellbeing and helping to reduce suicides in Gloucestershire.  If you’d like to contribute to a future issue or would like to present at a future workshop, please do get in touch at

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Jan GSPP Forum workshop


On 15th January, members of the GSPP Forum met for the first workshop of 2019.  Updates included developments from the Communications & Engagement and the Frequently Used Locations sub-groups, recent work by the GP Lead for Suicide Prevention (Dr Nicola Pockett), possible plans for World Suicide Prevention Day 2019 (10th September) and details of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences).  The Share & Learn section included updates on a 2 year pilot by the 2gether Trust to integrate a personalised delivery of social care in secondary mental health, the Self Harm Pathway Review, the Stay Alive app, ASIST training and GloW.

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Mental health & construction

Start the Conversation workshop

On 11th February, Gloucestershire County Council Public Health and construction company Kier, jointly hosted a mental health in construction event. 

Construction workers from Kier, construction students and staff from Gloucestershire College and members from Constructing Excellence Gloucestershire attended mental health awareness workshops delivered by mental health charity Mates in Mind.

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Letter of Hope launched

Experts by experience and 2gether Trust colleagues at Letter of Hope launch

A ‘letter of hope’ is to be given to anyone arriving at Gloucestershire’s hospitals who has attempted suicide or is experiencing suicidal feelings.

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Chat Health - a school nurse text service for young people

Chat Health

A text messaging service for 11-19 year olds in Gloucestershire provides confidential advice about health and wellbeing to further improve access to healthcare for young people, and will offer support to young people with questions relating to various issues including relationships, bullying, healthy lifestyle, anxiety, drugs, smoking, stress, body worries, gender issues, alcohol, self-harm and sexual health.

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Gloucester SOBS/2gether Trust Conference

SOBS/2gether Trust

The next Gloucester SOBS & 2gether Trust conference will focus on loneliness.

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Next Forum workshop dates

The dates of the next Forum meetings are as follows;

  • 21st  May 2019 10:00 -13:30 (Civic Suite (top floor), North Warehouse, Gloucester Docks, Gloucester GL1 2EP)
  • 2nd October 2019 10:00 -13:30 (meeting rooms 1& 2, Shire Hall, Westgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2TG)
  • 3rd March 2020 10:00 -13:30 (meeting rooms 1& 2, Shire Hall, Westgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2TG)

Please remember to response the invitation so we're aware of how many people will be attending.