If you are someone with professional responsibility for children’s welfare and looking for a pro-active means to reduce the risk of suicide, providing a 2020 Dreams Suicide Workshop may be suitable.
Suicide killed over 800,000 people in 2013 and is the tenth leading cause of death globally.
If you arrived at this page because you have been having suicidal thoughts yourself you must seek immediate help. It can be difficult to see a solution when you are suicidal but help is available from many sources. If you are unable to speak to family and friends you can attend A&E at your nearest hospital, ask for an urgent GP appointment, call NHS 111 or speak to the Samaritans on 116 123 (24 hours a day, seven days a week).
Young people, particularly teenagers, can find themselves plagued by thoughts of suicide and we have all read about the tragic cases of youth suicide in response to bullying which is an ever-present threat in even the best schools.
Why Do Young People Attempt Suicide
From the outside looking in it is easy to put a rational perspective on issues such as bullying, exam stress, relationship problems and family trouble but, caught in the midst, these situations can become overwhelming with suicide appearing to be the only escape route.
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Suicidal ideation may also be symptomatic of mental health problems and illnesses such as depression, schizophrenia, personality disorders and bipolar disorder. While there is plenty of help available for those who ask for it, it can be difficult for young people to recognise there is a problem until they reach a crisis point. Friends and family members may also be unaware of the severity of the issue.
2020 Dreams Suicide Workshops help to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of suicidal ideation – both in the self and others – increasing the chances of successful intervention and recovery.
Talking Sensitively About Suicide with Young People
Although talking about suicide is something that few people are comfortable with it is a conversation that we need to have if we are to guide troubled young people to the sources of support they need.
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L. Jackson. Deputy Director Lifelong Learning, Barnet and Southgate College, London
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Our talented facilitators will open up a safe space where young people can work together and discuss topics such as how they might recognise when they themselves or one of their friends require support, how best to engage with people who are suicidal and what sort of crisis plan might help to prevent a suicide.
Using tactfully designed role-play scenarios, participants can explore how different approaches might have different results in encouraging friends to open up about and seek help for their troubling thoughts. They can practice skills such as listening without offering advice and empathising without judging.
Why Choose a 2020 Dreams PSHE Workshop?
Suicide is one of the most challenging topics for course providers to focus on and requires careful handling. As one of the most experienced and competent workshop provides in the UK, 2020 Dreams are able to assure all schools and institutions we work with of the utmost professionalism and sensitivity.
Although all of our PSHE workshops are built to be engaging and participatory, our high calibre facilitators will be alert to any signs of distress and will quickly step in if needed to guide the content in a different direction.
There is always the possibility that a young person may confide in a facilitator about their own suicidal thoughts and, should this occur, it will be handled discreetly and appropriately.
2020 Dreams also offer a range of mental health workshops covering other difficult topics such as self-harm and eating disorders. Please call 0800 471 4983 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how a 2020 Dreams workshop can enhance your PSHE provision.