Living Matters – Suicide Alertness

Do you feel you are doing enough to help prevent suicide?

On average we lose one person a week in our county to suicide.  Cumbria’s suicide rate is higher than the national average.  Anyone can be at risk of suicide and we can all make a difference.  This FREE tailored workshop, organised by Cumbria County Council and Carlisle & Eden Mind will cover:

  • the facts and figures around suicide
  • look at why we should talk about suicide
  • look at what we can do to help prevent suicide
  • look at the ‘signs’ that someone may be having suicidal thoughts
  • look at why it is important to ask directly about suicidal thoughts
  • look at what resources are available locally and nationally

The workshops are taking place on the following:

Date:  Monday, 15 October 2018
Time:  09:30 to 12:30
Venue:  The Hub, Cockermouth
Contact:  jack.wilson@cumbria.gov.uk to book a place

Date:  Tuesday, 16 October 2018
Time:  13:00 to 16:00
Venue:  Egremont Methodist Church
Contact:  suzanne.cooper@cumbria.gov.uk to book a place

Date: Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Time: 13:00 to 16:00
Place: Penrith Library, Penrith
Contact:  amy.frith@cumbria.gov.uk to book a place

Date:  Monday, 5 November 2018
Time:  14:00 to 17:00
Venue:  Workington Fire Station
Contact: jack.wilson@cumbria.gov.uk to book a place

Date:  Tuesday, 6 November 2018
Time:  13:00 – 16:00
Venue:  Gosforth Methodist Church
Contact:  suzanne.cooper@cumbria.gov.uk to book a place

Date: Wednesday, 7 November 2018
Time: 13:00 to 16:00
Place: Upper Eden Rugby Club, Kirkby Stephen
Contact:  amy.frith@cumbria.gov.uk to book a place

Date: Monday, 12 November
Time: 9:30 to 12:30
Place: Cumbria Fire HQ, Penrith
Contact:  amy.frith@cumbria.gov.uk to book a place

Date:  Monday, 19 November 2018
Time:  09:30 to 12:30
Venue:  Cumbria House, Carlisle
Contact:  joanne.mckenna@cumbria.gov.uk to book a place

Date:  Thursday, 13 December 2018
Time:  09:30 to 12:30
Venue:  Cumbria House, Carlisle
Contact:  joanne.mckenna@cumbria.gov.uk to book a place

If you have any concerns about the training prior to the event please contact Juliet from Carlisle Eden Mind on juliet.gray@cemind.org

These workshops are open to anyone, not just County Council employees or UNISON Members.  Please share with your family and friends.  Suicide is everyone’s business.