Suicide is a major public health issue for Sefton and a leading cause of years of life lost. In 2015, there were 25 deaths due to suicide or undetermined injury in Sefton.
The Sefton Suicide Reduction Partnership has been established and its membership has increased to cover specific identified communities within Sefton including veterans. Greater knowledge and promotion of local support services will be vital in helping residents into support and get help much sooner. This is supported by the roll out of Making Every Contact Count training within the Council and the community, the aim being to train 1000 people by the end of this year. For more details see here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/living-well-sefton-12746166948
Suicide Prevention training is available and free to anyone within Sefton either by contact firstname.lastname@example.org or by booking a place at the event below at https://seftoncvs.org.uk/events/training/
– Suicide Prevention Awareness –
Thursday 23rd November 2017
Info: After the session we anticipate attendees will be able to: Identify signs that might suggest someone is thinking about suicide; Recognise risk and identify key risk factors; List key support services for people who feel suicidal; Have increased confidence to ask direct questions about suicide.
Tutor: Robert Brennan (Sefton CVS)
Venue: Sefton CVS, Burlington House, Waterloo, L22 0LG
The Sefton Suicide Reduction Partnership are supporting the ‘30 Days of Sefton In Mind’ Campaign – to spread the word about local services and activities available to people in Sefton to improve their mental health. #SeftonInMind