The aim of this training is to help parents, carers and family members to recognise when their young person is experiencing suicidal thoughts and provide next step support, along with practical advice, information and signposting. There will be allotted time for questions and you will have the option to attend a short mindfulness meditation after the session.
By the end of the session, attendees will be expected to:
- Recognise when their young person may be experiencing suicidal thoughts and to be able to talk openly about suicide with them
- Feel more confident about how they can help and where they can find help from for their young person to support them with managing their suicidal thoughts
- Understand the importance of looking after themselves and where to access support as a parent/carer or family member supporting a young person experiencing suicidal thoughts
Parents, Carers and Family members over 18 only.
Please note that this training session is not able to provide support to parents who have a child that has attempted suicide, or who have previously been bereaved by suicide. If you are worried that a child is at risk of making a suicide attempt or seriously hurting themselves, or it doesn’t feel like they’re safe, don’t wait to attend this training. Call 999 for an ambulance, or take them to Accident & Emergency (A&E).