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Suicide Awareness training programme 2018

Suicide is the leading cause of death in young people under 35 in the UK. In 2015, 1,659 young people took their own lives. That equates to over four per day. Every year many thousands more attempt or contemplate suicide, harm themselves or suffer alone, afraid to speak openly about how they are feeling.

PAPYRUS - the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide will be delivering a series of workshops across Salford.

Please note that that this training is only open to staff and volunteers working with Salford young people, and also Salford residents. 

Suicide Awareness Workshop: the 90 minute session will help participants have an increased awareness of young suicide and be able to talk more openly about suicide.

The session aims to:

  • Understand how personal and community beliefs about suicide affect stigma
  • Raise awareness of suicide as a serious community health problem
  • Make suicide a community concern by facilitating an open and honest talk about suicide
  • Increase personal action and commitment to suicide prevention
  • Support the spread of training opportunities and networking activities

Who should attend: This workshop will be useful to anyone who comes into contact with young people under 35 whether it be in a professional or personal capacity, for example parents, shop assistants, sports coaches, teachers, youth workers and group leaders.

Please note: the suicide awareness workshop is the same as the session delivered at the Thrive event on the 11th October at Buile Hill

Date:  Saturday 10th March 2018
Time:  10.30am - 12.00pm
Eccles Gateway, 28 Barton Lane, Eccles, M30 0TU

How to book: please email

Identifying and Talking about Suicide: accredited half-day (3hrs) training course that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide, respond appropriately and effectively and connect them to support.


  • Discussions around knowledge of suicide
  • Exploration and understanding of invitations a person at risk of suicide may give
  • Learn clear and practical information on how to explore suicide and respond appropriately
  • Consider 'real life' scenarios
  • Conclude with an emphasis on the importance of self care

Who should attend: the course is aimed at anyone directly working or volunteering with children and young people in Salford, such as professionals from health, children's social care, housing, hospital staff, police, schools and education (FE/HE), sports and leisure staff, faith and community groups, youth workers and volunteers.

Training update: all current training places are now filled, however due to the high demand for places we are looking to put on additional training.

Please email to be added onto the waiting list

Improving Practice in Bereavement Care for Families and Children

Overview: To recognise the needs of bereaved families and children; to develop strategies for communicating with children and families and responding to grief reactions and difficult questions; Increase and generate an awareness of bereavement support services e.g. family support services, child and family bereavement services, including coroners, charity and hospice services.

The FREE training will cover the following four areas:

  • Children and Bereavement
  • Communicating with Children and Families
  • Responding to Bereavement
  • Loss and Bereavement.

If you would like to book on a course, either email or telephone the Bereavement Centre on 0161 206 5175.

Please note: all courses will run from 8.30am to 4.00pm and will take place at Salford Royal.

 Date  Course
 26 Feb 2018  Responding to bereavement
 1 Mar 2018  Communicating with children and families
 2 Mar 2018  Loss and bereavement
 12 Apr 2018  Communicating with children and families

Suicide Prevention Conference: Reaching those most at risk

"Death by suicide is never inevitable, but for a person who is overwhelmed by feelings and events that appear insurmountable, it can seem like the only answer." - Public Health England

The suicide rate in Britain fell by 4.7% in 2016, the third consecutive annual reduction. Despite this positive step, more work is needed in order to meet the Mental Health Taskforce's target of reducing the rate by 10% by 2020.

Salford University will be hosting the Suicide Prevention Conference where expert speakers from NHS, social care and the charity sector will explain what more can be done to support those at risk of taking their own life.

Date: Saturday 10th March 2018
Venue: Aldelphi House, Salford University
Cost: £325 (+VAT)

For more information and to book a place:


This page was last updated on 19 January 2018

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