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Introduction to suicide prevention

 What are suicide awareness sessions?

Suicide awareness sessions are 60-90 minute sessions which invite participants to have an open and honest talk about suicide. 

What happens at suicide awareness sessions?
Through open and honest talk, the sessions aim to increase awareness of the prevalence of young suicide and aim to break stigma and taboo surrounding suicide. Such talk may:

  • Challenge the stigma and taboo surrounding suicide
  • Increase participants awareness of myths and facts surrounding suicide
  • Increase participants awareness of the sensitivity of language when talking about suicide
  • Increase participants understanding of why a person may consider suicide
  • Increase personal commitment to and action in suicide prevention
  • Support the spread of training opportunities and networking activities 

Who should attend suicide awareness sessions? 
This short session is suitable for participants over the age of 15 who wish to raise their awareness of suicide issues.

How do suicide awareness sessions help prevent suicide?
A session will encourage participants to consider the question 'should we talk about suicide?' uncovering attitudes and beliefs around this question in order to shatter the stigma that can surround suicide. 


What our participants say

  • Over 95% had an increased awareness of PAPYRUS and HOPELineUK
  • Over 97% had an increased awareness of the prevalence and consideration of young suicide being a serious community health problem.
  • Over 95% had an increased understanding of why a person may have thoughts of suicide
  • Over 92% felt more able to speak openly about suicide in their community.
  • Over 97% had a greater understanding of the sensitivity of language when speaking openly about suicide
  • 100% of participants felt the sessions were delivered in a safe and sensitive way.


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Suicide is the biggest killer of young people - male and female - under 35 in the UK. Many thousands more attempt or contemplate suicide, harm themselves or suffer alone, afraid to speak openly about how they are feeling.

We are the national charity for the prevention of young suicide. We draw from the experience of many who have been touched personally by young suicide across the UK and speak on their behalf in our campaigns and in our work. We need more people who share our aims to join us to strengthen our voice - together we can save young lives.

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