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Under 16 Suicide Prevention Training Pan-Sussex

This training sessions are aimed at professionals in contact/working with families in East and West Sussex and Brighton and Hove who haven’t attended a Suicide awareness course in the last three years.

They are being run as a collaboration between all three Safeguarding Children Partnerships across Sussex and delivered by colleagues from Grassroots.

Working with families with children up to 16: identifying, engaging, and referring children with suicidal thoughts and behaviours

The majority of those who die by suicide are not in contact with mental health services – they are right here in our community. Many children and young people, and their parents or carers, are either having thoughts of suicide, and an increasing number are attempting or even completing suicide.

These basic awareness courses will equip professionals working with families to pick up on vulnerabilities, identify who might be at risk and start an open conversation about suicide, as this is one of the best way, we know to prevent suicide.

We know this suicide is something that many professionals find it hard to talk about, especially with young people and their parents or carers.