Suicide Prevention
Awareness Month

September marks Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, with World Suicide Prevention Day on 10th September.

We are working with Public Health Barnet to bring a series of virtual presentations and talks focusing on suicide prevention delivered by various individuals and organisations throughout the month.

See below for all scheduled events and links to register.

Week 1

Metropolitan Police -  Role of the Police

Wednesday, September 8th 
10 AM
(Click here to register)

Suicide Prevention Officer Peter Frost PC talks through the Metropolitan Police Service’s role in suicide prevention, detailing their new strategy.

Andy's Man Club Workshop

Thursday, September 9th 

10 AM
(Join with Google Meet)

Join by phone
020 3937 1356 (PIN: 890520474)

Hear from Andy's Man Club about their work providing men with spaces to talk about their mental health openly.

 

Andy's Man Club takes its name from Andrew Roberts, a man who sadly took his own life aged 23 in early 2016. Andy’s family had no inkling that he was suffering or struggling to the extent that he would do this, and as a result, looked deeper into male suicide and men’s mental health. They soon discovered that male suicide is the biggest killer of men under 50, with Male Mental Health surrounded by well-ingrained cultural stigma in the UK. Elaine Roberts and Luke Ambler are Andy’s Mum and Brother-in-Law, together they came up with the idea of Andy's Man Club, a group where men aged 18 and above can speak openly about their mental health in a judgment-free, non-clinical, confidential environment.

 

Groups now operate nationwide and are completely volunteer-led, with the vast majority of group facilitators having first interacted with Andy's Man Club when they came through the door as a service user.

 

Please note that whilst their support groups are for men only, this presentation is open to men and women.

WE ARE HUMMINGBIRD

Thursday, September 9th 
12:30 PM
(Click here to register)

WE ARE HUMMINGBIRD are a community of music lovers who have united to spread awareness of mental health by using music as a platform to encourage people to open up and engage in conversation.

Week 2

Week 3

Autism and Suicide

Tuesday, September 14th 
10 AM
(Click here to register)

A pre-recorded presentation from Mencap.

Rethink - Support After Suicide

Wednesday, September 15th 
10 AM
(Click here to register)

A presentation from Rethink on their Support After Suicide Service, for people who have been bereaved by suicide who live, work or study in the five North Central London boroughs of Camden, Islington, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey.

Mental Health & Suicide Support Workshop

Wednesday, September 15th 
3 PM
(Click here to register)

Maytree Respite Centre Presentation

Wednesday, September 22nd 
2:00 PM
(Click here to register)

Maytree is a residential respite centre for those who are feeling suicidal. Community Outreach Officer  Sadia Ahmed outlines their services, including a free four-night, five-day stay for adults, with the opportunity to be heard in complete confidence in a caring, safe environment.

 The Listening Place Presentation

Thursday, September 23rd 
2:30 PM
(Click here to register)

Hear about the work

The Listening Place does in providing a space for those who are struggling with suicidal thoughts, plans and actions.

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS)

Friday, September 24th 
10 AM
(Click here to register)

Hear about the work SOBS does to meet the needs and overcome the isolation experienced by people who have been bereaved by suicide.

 Barnet Covid 19 Bereavement Service Presentation

Friday, September 24th 
1 PM
(Click here to register)

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