SP-OT'ed, a talk on suicide prevention is an interesting and informative session that will be run by the charity PAPYRUS (Prevention of Young Suicide) on the 19th February from 6pm until 7:30pm.
SP-OT'ed Suicide Prevention, a talk by the charity PAPYRUS (Prevention of Young Suicide)
SP-OT'ed, a talk on suicide prevention is a session run by the charity PAPYRUS (Prevention of Young Suicide). It will be held on 19th February from 6pm until 7:30pm. Tickets are £3 for members and £4 for non-members, with £2 from each ticket going to PAPYRUS to help with their ongoing work. The event will be held on Zoom or Teams, however there are a maximum of 30 places available due to constraints set by PAPYRUS, so tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. The link to the event will be provided closer to the date.
The talk's key objectives are:
- To understand the prevalence and impact of suicide
- To explore the language, and the challenges, when talking openly about suicide
- To recognise the ‘signs’ that may indicate someone is having thoughts of suicide
- To consider how we can all contribute to a suicide safer community.
As the talk's content is of a sensitive nature, there are some rules that participants will be required to follow set out by PAPYRUS:
- Cameras must be turned on throughout the talk so that the wellbeing/safeguarding representatives are able to see the participtants
- Participants must advise the wellbeing/safeguarding representatives (Parasoc representative is Jemma Westwood) if they need to leave the session either through the chat function or via direct messaging
- Should a participant turn off their video or leave without advising the wellbeing/safeguarding representative, they will be contacted immediately
Support for anyone affected by the talk can be accessed from the following places:
- The Designated safeguarding/wellbeing representative from Parasoc (Jemma Westwood - email is firstname.lastname@example.org), or the safeguarding lead for PAPYRUS (contact details will be provided during the event)
- Coventry University Welfare Support services (email email@example.com) or the Counselling and Mental Health team (email firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Protection Services (while on campus or in university owned accomodation) call 024 7765 8555
- PAPYRUS - Prevention of Young Suicide - call 0800 068 4141
- Samaritans - call 116 123
- Your GP or a mental health professional
- Emergency Services - call 999/112 in an emergency or 111 for advice
Tickets can be found here