We want to help people who care for children and young people to understand the particular barriers facing young people in talking about suicide and accessing help. In turn, inspiring young people with the confidence and knowledge to support their peers.
A partnership between Therapy Partners and Grassroots Suicide Prevention, the objective of which is the evolution and extension of Grassroots existing Real Talk workshop, with the aim of better engaging children and young people in the community. The project will use a co-production model, working collaboratively with young people and teaching staff to identify and develop the most effective means of communicating suicide prevention messages to this age group.
We believe that suicide can be prevented through open and direct conversations. The project, beginning in early 2019, will roll out a workshop, reaching out to young people and professionals, so we can help to create a cultural shift in the way we talk about suicide.