This is a no cost information session delivered in partnership with Safe-Zone, part of Leeds Survivor led Crisis.
Feel more confident to support a young person or their parents when suicidal thoughts are an issue.
Suicide is a complex and often stigmatised issue. This means there are a lot of myths surrounding the issue, and we often receive feedback from teachers saying they don’t feel fully confident to support a young person or their parents when suicidal thoughts are an issue.
Leeds Survivor led Crisis is a mental health charity based in Leeds, providing out-of-hours support to people in acute mental health crisis with the aim of providing choice of support as well as reducing hospital admissions, A&E visits, and use of statutory crisis services. It was founded in 1999 by a group of campaigning mental health service users, who wanted a non-medical, non-diagnostic approach to people in crisis outside of a clinical environment. A 100% survivor-led charity they also run Safe Zone, Safe Zone. Safe Zone opened up in April 2020 during Lockdown, and provides emotional / crisis support to 11-17 years olds in the Leeds area and their Parents/carers via face 2 face and phone support 3 nights a week over 3 different locations in the city.
As part of Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service, Safe Zone has an experienced team who offer person centred support to young people and parents around such subjects as anxiety, loneliness, bullying, intrusive thoughts, self-harm and suicidal thoughts/feelings among other issues.
Safety warning: Please be mindful that this session discusses issues that can raise, sometimes unexpected, emotional responses so we encourage delegates to be mindful of their own self-care. There will be a Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor available after the session if any delegates require support or would like to talk about any aspect of the session that may affect them .
The aims of the session are to:
o Facts and data around and about suicide.
o Develop greater understanding of what suicidal thoughts, ideation and suicide means.
o Reduce anxiety around talking to students and young people about suicidal thoughts and feelings.
o What is not helpful when talking to a young person and parent about topic of suicide.
o What is helpful when talking to a young person and parent about topic of suicide.
o Answer questions around the topic might still have.
TrainerHealth & Wellbeing Team
This session is included at no cost to all schools or settings.
This session is aimed at primary and secondary teachers and support staff who work with children and young people