Today we are hosting an event exploring suicide prevention pathways, two days before World Suicide Prevention Day, 2017. Delegates have the opportunity to hear about our life saving work, as well as stories directly from people who have benefited from this innovative service.
The day presents workshops on suicide crisis intervention and an introduction to effective risk assessment around suicide.
Suicide remains a socially taboo subject, with The Tomorrow Project is paving the way on challenging the stigma in this field. An estimated 1 in 20 people contemplate suicide every year, thoughts of suicide are far more common than we might like to believe with attempts 40-100 times more common than deaths by suicide.
Penny Johnson, who lost her son to suicide and says: “The Tomorrow Project is so vital in so many ways. Before my son died, we tried to get him help via the NHS only to be turned away. I pleaded with them to help us, but they said that they couldn’t unless Jamie was the one asking for help but in October, 2012, Jamie took his own life. My family have been in turmoil ever since, each of us needing help in our own way and The Tomorrow Project has been there for us. I don’t know how we would have survived without them.”
A further ticketed event will be held on the evening of the 7th of October at Ruddington Grange in Nottingham celebrating the work and raising funds for the continuation of life saving work, with a drinks reception, dinner, live music and auction. Tickets available now via www.harmless.org.uk/store