Suicide

WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY – LOCAL CAMPAIGN

World Suicide Prevention Day is 10th September 2022. Support is always within Reach Due to be launched is a Campaign focused on Gillingham and an area of West Dorset headed by Dorset’s Suicide Prevention Group.  Mental Health North Dorset Help and Peer support has been fully involved with the planning of this. See   https://www.publichealthdorset.org.uk/news/support-is-always-within-reach-1  Press …

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Campaign to end serious harm and deaths in the benefits system

Report: We’re just numbers to them – The DWP failure to investigate death and serious harm Rethink “Read the full report here. We are campaigning to end serious harm and deaths in the benefits system. Our latest report, “We’re just numbers to them” – The DWP’s failure to investigate death and serious harm, highlights the experiences of the …

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Report – Insights from Experience: Alcohol and Suicide

Suicide Prevention Consortium “Following survey activity late in 2021 looking at alcohol use, suicide and self-harm, the Suicide Prevention Consortium* has published a policy briefing and two-page ‘snapshot’ with findings and recommendations. Based on survey responses from 125 people with lived experience and 33 practitioners, the briefing highlights four key findings and associated recommendations, adding …

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Looking after yourself this Christmas

https://www.mentalhealthtoday.co.uk/blog/awareness/looking-after-your-mental-health-this-christmas This is a very helpful article: Not just the Samaritan’s, SHOUT text contact details etc. (See Urgent page also) but help for: Eating Disorders LGBTQ+ Anxiety about the Pandemic situation and ways to cope Domestic Abuse Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all at Mental Health North Dorset Help and Peer Support.

The Suicide Prevention Pocket Guidebook

“The Suicide Prevention Pocket Guidebook: How To Support Someone Who Is Feeling Suicidal” is on sale from 2nd September. It’s been written by the Founder and CEO of the charity Suicide Crisis, Joy Hibbins. The charity’s Suicide Crisis Centre has attracted international attention, see more here.  The book is full of strategies to help you support someone …

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Peer Carers Training

Dorset Mental Health Carers Project and Dorset Mental Health Forum are working together on training for Peer Carers, which will be available to start training around end of September. Peers are people who use their own experience to help support another person struggling either with their mental health or in this case their caring role. …

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