World Suicide Prevention Day virtual events

To mark World Suicide Prevention Day on Friday 10 September, we are holding a series of virtual suicide prevention events for our staff, stakeholders and the public throughout the next four weeks – from Tuesday 14 September to World Mental Health Day on 10 October. Details can be found below.

Friday 17 September 2021 – 10:00-11:00
Safe maternal mental health care
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Presentation slide handouts

Claire Knight, Ward Manager at the Rainbow Mother and Baby Unit
Dr Rina Gupta, Perinatal Consultant Psychiatrist

This session will discuss mental health assessment and ways our services can support new and expectant mothers. We’ll look at what to do if you identify a mental health concern or see a rapid decline in someone’s wellbeing, and when admission may be required.

Monday 20 September 2021– 13:00-14:00
The use of sensory tools in suicide prevention
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Jacqui Sullivan Occupational Therapist
Emma Gray Occupational Therapist
Penny Calder Occupational Therapist CAHMS

In this session we will be sharing practical advice on sensory tools and interventions – including ways to create your own self-soothing toolbox and guidance on using sensory interventions to help other people.

For copies of slides used in our public virtual suicide prevention events please send an email 

Tuesday 21 September 2021 – 11:00-12:00
The Samaritans & EPUT Partnership

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Samaritans, Bill Ashton and  Mary Mapp

Join us for an overview of Bill and Mary’s work, looking at Samaritans’ developing partnership with EPUT: how it works, how people can access support, and how partnership working benefits patients, carers and colleagues.