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World Suicide Prevention Day

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This World Suicide Prevention Day (Tuesday 10th September), we’re hosting an event at Quay Place, Ipswich, IP4 1BZ for people and their families, friends and co-workers to get help – from the first sign of mental ill health through to crisis point. We’re also here to offer support to those who are bereaved.

We have a number of key agencies to talk to as well as a host of workshops and talks. 

The event is completely free and runs between 10.30am and 3.30pm and you can just drop in. However, prior booking on workshops is essential below. 

Workshop information

Photography for Wellbeing, 10.30am – 12.30pm & 2pm – 4pm

Getting creative can be a great way to improve wellbeing. Spend an hour learning how to use your phone or camera to take great photos. You will start at Quay Place then take a walk around the waterfront for about 40 minutes taking pictures as a small group, led by a photographer.

What you will need to bring:

  • Mobile phone or camera needed preferably with some manual control
  • For iPhone preferably have installed ProCamera or Camera+2  – and set up for Shutter control
  • For Android preferably Camera fv-5 – and set up for Shutter control
  • You may want to bring headphones to listen to some music while you work.

Note: This workshop is aimed at people wanting to discover ways to improve wellbeing and not a therapy or intervention.

Unmet needs, the importance of community and teaching skills to build supportive social networks, 11.30am – 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 2.20pm

Join the Head of Mental Health Education, Ezra Hewing to learn more about unmet emotional needs and the importance of the need for community and being part of a tribe.

Introduction to Emotional Needs & Resources, 12.30pm – 1.15pm

Join the Suffolk Mind Chief Executive, Jon Neal at this talk to discover the basics of our Emotional Needs and Resources model. Learn about our needs and why meeting them is so important to our wellbeing. Learn about stress and the link to unmet needs. This talk will provide you with lots of new insights and some practical tools to take away with you for your own wellbeing and to support those around you.

Samaritans Workshop, 12.30pm – 1pm

Help from the experts on how to deal with someone in crisis. 

Link between domestic abuse and suicide, 1.30pm – 2.30pm

Join the charity Lighthouse to learn more about the link between domestic abuse and suicide. 

Talking about bereavement, 2.30pm – 3pm

A talk by Cruse about the language and attitudes affecting those bereaved by suicide.

Download the event leaflet here

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