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People living, working and volunteering in the Grenfell community joined in a workshop today on suicide prevention, on World Suicide Prevention Day.

The event was hosted by Golborne and Notting Dale Community Champions, the Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service (GHWS), and support from a Service User Consultant with GHWS.

The session was facilitated by Dr Sue Williams, Chartered Counselling Psychologist, with the Adult Therapy Team at GHWS. It looked at things like identifying warning signs that someone might be considering suicide, how to open a conversation on the topic and how to help someone who is struggling.

Attendees shared very powerful, first-hand accounts and experiences of suicide, and shared learning.

You can look at the presentation notes here.

CNWL Chief Executive message to staff

Earlier in the day Claire Murdoch, CNWL Chief Executive, also shared an important message with staff, about what we can do to prevent suicides.

You can look at her message here or copying or by using this link: https://vimeo.com/456179485

The World Health Organization estimates that globally, we lose one person to suicide every 40 seconds.

People can access very helpful free, 20 minute suicide prevention training from Zero Suicide Alliance here or by using this link: https://www.zerosuicidealliance.com/