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Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention

Every suicide is a tragic event which has a devastating impact on the friends and family of the person who died by suicide, and can be felt across the whole community. While the events and circumstances leading to each suicide will be different, there are a number of areas where action can be taken to help prevent loss of life.

The Kent and Medway Suicide Prevention Strategy (2015-2020) recommends that as many people as possible are trained in mental health and suicide prevention training. West Kent Mind are pleased to have been awarded funding to provide half-day Children and Young People Suicide Awareness and Prevention workshops. We will be offering this valuable training to hundreds of people across Kent and Medway.

The workshops are suitable for anyone interested in the mental health and well being of children and young people. This includes people who work or volunteer with children and young people, as well as individuals who want to learn more about how to support children and young people.

Key outcomes for the workshop include:

  • Increased awareness of suicide prevention in children and young people
  • Increased confidence to reduce suicide risk
  • Increased awareness of support services

All bookings are handled by the Kent Safeguarding Children multi-agency partnership from a dedicated page on their website.

Workshops are currently taking place online, via the Zoom videoconferencing service.

Dates are now confirmed and bookings can be made. We expect the programme to be popular so book now!