Combinations Episode 22 – Talking about suicide – World Mental Health Day 2019

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World Mental Health Day – Thursday 10th October 2019 – celebrates awareness for the global community in an empathetic way, with a unifying voice, helping those feel hopeful by empowering them to take action and to create lasting change.

This year, the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) has decided to make “suicide prevention” the main theme of World Mental Health Day.

Combined Healthcare is proud to lead co-ordination of work on suicide prevention across the whole of the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent STP.

On the eve of the STP’s second suicide conference – taking place on Friday 11th October – Lesley Whitaker and Sue Slater from Combined Healthcare discuss the particular risk factors and demographics relating to suicide in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.

They also talk of the STP’s plans to introduce trainers across the whole of Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire using a “train the trainer” approach, to equip people working in mental health, the wider NHS, local government, primary care and education to spot suicide risk factors and help prevent suicide.

If you would like to submit a story idea for a Combinations Podcast – please fill in the form on our staff, services users and carer stories page by clicking here .  We welcome ideas from everyone, whether you are a member of staff, a service user, a carer, a partner or simply interested in mental health issues