Free suicide prevention training to be rolled out

4th September 2020

Two new initiatives are being launched by the Network this Autumn to support suicide prevention activity in workplaces and communities. One of which is our innovative Suicide Prevention Resource Box, and we are thrilled to also be able to offer Connecting with People suicide and self-harm prevention training across the region. 4 Mental Health’s Connecting […]

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Launch of Suicide Prevention Resource Boxes across region

To help more people have access to information and resources about how to manage our mental health and wellbeing and find out where to get help, we have developed Suicide Prevention Resource Boxes to be held in places where members of the public and vulnerable people may need to access information for themselves or others. […]

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Supporting World Suicide Prevention Day 10th September 2020

Ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) on 10th September, we have pulled together a campaign toolkit to help organisations across the region get behind this important day: The document available to download contains key facts about suicide prevention, how to promote WSPD responsibly, a plan of suggested social media posts, and template wording for […]

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Advice for parents and carers supporting young people with mental ill health

18th June 2020

Many parents, guardians and carers are concerned about how their children, whatever their age, are feeling at present. The coronavirus outbreak is having an impact on everybody’s lives. Schools are closed, contact with family and friends limited and social and leisure activities cancelled.   At this time, it is understandable that children and young people […]

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Supporting the region’s mental health during COVID-19

18th May 2020

Over 1.3 million households across the North East and North Cumbria will receive a booklet, developed by mental health specialists offering advice to help those struggling to cope with the current health crisis. Download the booklet online During these difficult and stressful times, it is crucial that people receive the help they need to stay […]

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Support for people with a learning disability or autism during COVID-19

14th May 2020

Since 1983 Skills for People has been working as a registered charity to make sure that disabled people and their families can be in control of their own lives and be closely connected to the communities of their choice. They are currently identified as one of the organisations being funded to reach out to people […]

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WE WILL youth mental health group release new film

11th May 2020

‘WE WILL’ are a group of young people leading change in youth mental health across Cumbria and beyond. They are based in Maryport. After years of research WE WILL have found that the single most important thing that people can to do improve youth mental health is to listen better. Listening better costs NOTHING but […]

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Music for Wellbeing resource to help manage anxiety

27th April 2020

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust’s Recovery College Online and Trauma Informed Care teams have joined forces with music technology company X-System, Northumbria University and the Calm Foundation to provide a series of specially designed playlists that can help people to physically relax, manage their mood, be enlivened or helped to breathe and […]

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Suicide Prevention website launches to support the North East and North Cumbria

8th April 2020

The North East and North Cumbria Suicide Prevention Network is a regional partnership of organisations and individuals, collaborating across different agencies and communities, to help enhance and support all suicide prevention activity across the region. We are working to ensure everything possible is done to get support and information to help people stay safe, and […]

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