Free suicide prevention training workshops are happening in Hull in March as part of a region-wide #TalkSuicide campaign.
The Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership is hosting two workshops on Tuesday 17 March at Wellington House in Beverley Road, Hull.
And members of the public are invited to attend to learn life-saving skills.
These one-hour workshops, from 1pm to 2pm and 2.30pm to 3.30pm, are free but attendees must register here.
There were 6,507 registered suicides in the UK in 2018 – which amounts to one death by suicide every 80 minutes.
Yorkshire and the Humber had some of the highest rates of suicide in England in 2018.
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The suicide prevention workshops will be group training sessions, including interactive video-based training from the Zero Suicide Alliance and discussion with people who work in suicide prevention. Free refreshments will be available.
Completing the training at the workshop will help you to:
- Identify the signs of when someone might be suffering from suicidal thoughts
- Feel comfortable speaking out about suicide in a supportive manner
- Signpost anyone suffering from suicidal thoughts to the correct services and support
Jo Kent, suicide prevention lead for the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership, said: “We want to train as many people as possible in our communities so if you can spare an hour please register. The skills you learn could help to save someone’s life in the future.”
You can also complete the training on your own here, where you can also find out more about the #TalkSuicide campaign.