July 5, 2023

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Suicide Prevention Training

Every Life Matters will now be delivering their programme of free online Suicide Prevention Training until March 2024. Further dates will continue to be added to the Eventbrite page (currently only July dates are available). The courses include Suicide Awareness (60 mins), Suicide Alertness (3.5 hours – Orange Button Scheme qualifying course), Safety Planning (2 hours). More info and booking available here: Every Life Matters – Somerset Events | Eventbrite

Self-Harm Awareness Training

Parents and Carers of Children and Young People (CYP)
Self Harm Awareness Training for Parents & Carers (1.5 hours) more details and how to book here: Somerset children & young people : Health & Wellbeing : Self Harm Training Parents, Carers And Family Members (cypsomersethealth.org)

Frontline Practitioners
Self Harm awareness training for Frontline Practitioners (4 hours) more details and how to book here: Somerset children & young people : Health & Wellbeing : Self Harm Training Children And Young Peoples Workforce (cypsomersethealth.org)


Self-harm awareness training (an all age session with a focus on CYP and Older Adults) – please book on here: FREE Somerset – Self Harm Awareness Training Tickets, Wed 8 Nov 2023 at 09:30 | Eventbrite

If you work with Children and Young people and would like to find out more about mental health and emotional wellbeing training please visit the CYP Somerset website:  Somerset children & young people : Health & Wellbeing : Training Menu (cypsomersethealth.org)


Walk for a Life for World Suicide Prevention Day – Saturday 9 September 10:00 – 13.30 Museum of Somerset. Please save the date! More information will be available soon via the website: Walk for a Life


Upcoming campaigns


#SomersetMyHappyPlace Campaign for Mental Health Awareness Week
As part of Mental Health Awareness Week Public Health organised the #SomersetMyHappyPlace social media campaign, lots of people submitted photos of places they go in Somerset which help them to feel calmer and happier. These have now been plotted onto a digital map which is available here: Somerset Happy Places – Google My Maps

Updated ‘Looking After Yourself’ Post Incident Leaflet

We have updated the ‘Looking After Yourself’ leaflet to support those that have been impacted by flooding. View the new version here.


Suicide – Language Guide

We have created a new ‘Suicide – Language Matters’ poster – this document provides information and guidance around the use of language when talking about suicide. The language we use can impact those who have been touched by suicide and by using different language we can help to reduce the stigma surrounding suicide.

The Orange Button Scheme

We are close to having 900 Orange Button holders in Somerset. Please continue to promote the scheme within your networks to help to raise awareness of it. We have new posters to advertise the scheme. Download them here.