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Let’s talk about suicide prevention

Published
09.09.2019

In support of World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September, Gloucestershire Suicide Prevention Partnership (GSPP) is launching an incentive to get as many people as possible to complete free online training that could help prevent a suicide.

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The free training from Zero Suicide Alliance is called “Suicide – Let’s Talk”, is open to everyone and takes around 20 minutes to complete. Once the training has been completed, you can claim a free drink and cake or healthy snack from community cafés across Gloucestershire.

The partnership wants to train as many people as possible in the county to be able to identify when someone is having suicidal thoughts or showing suicidal behaviour, to help them to speak out in a supportive way, and to feel able to point the person towards to the correct services or support.

The reward can be claimed from select local cafés simply by taking a screenshot of the ‘thank you’ page, or by printing the page and showing it to the café staff. The incentive will be available for as long as funding lasts, so we encourage completion of the training as soon as possible.

The cafés taking part across the county are:

  • School House Café (St Paul's Road,Cheltenham, GL50 4EZ)
  • The Sober Parrot (7 St James Place, Cheltenham, GL50 3PR)
  • Café 31 (31 Market Street, Cinderford, GL14 2RT)
  • Black Cat Café (The Market Place, Northleach, GL54 3EE)
  • Good News Centre Café (High Street, Newent, GL18 1AN)
  • Treasure Seekers Hub (52 Westgate Street,Gloucester, GL1 2NF)
  • The Clean Plate (Nelson Trust, 59 Southgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1TX)
  • Friendship Café (Bridge Centre, Painswick Road, Gloucester, GL4 6PR)
  • Roots Community Café (69 Alvin Street, Gloucester, GL1 3AG).
  • The Canteen (Days Mill, Nailsworth, GL6 0DU)
  • Roses Theatre (Sun Street,Tewkesbury, GL20 5NX)
  • Priors Park Neighbourhood Project (Jubilee II Neighbourhood Centre,Tewkesbury, GL20 5HU)

Cllr Tim Harman, cabinet member for public health and communities, said: “Suicide prevention remains a challenge locally and globally. We can all help to reduce the number of suicides in Gloucestershire by being alert to the signs, and encouraging people to talk to someone and reach out for support. This training will help save lives.”

The free training can be accessed here: http://bit.ly/zsa-training.

For more information about Gloucestershire Suicide Prevention Partnership, visit: https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/public-health/gloucestershire-suicide-prevention-partnership/

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