12:30pm - 1:30pm




Free to attend

Hosted by the CIWEM South Eastern branch and Metropolitan branch

Event description

Although there are over 6,000 suicides in the UK each year, suicide is not inevitable. Research suggests that around a third of all suicides take place outside the home, in a public location.

Suicides in public places may be more easily preventable than those that occur in the privacy of the home. There are a number of effective steps that can be taken to prevent public places being used for suicidal acts and to increase the chances of last-minute intervention.

This seminar will explore how our design and operation of public places can incorporate suicide prevention measures.

Part of the CIWEM Well-being digital series.

Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. They are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. https://www.samaritans.org/

Register for 13 May 2021

About the speaker

Neil Peters

Neil Peters is the founder of Nuthatch Consultants who provide expert advice in suicide prevention, mental health and wellbeing and are members of the National Suicide Prevention Alliance

Recent Nuthatch projects have included programme managing the launch of the National Suicide Prevention Alliance’s lived experience network and working with Samaritans to review Highways England’s suicide prevention strategy.

Prior to setting up Nuthatch, Neil led the award-winning suicide prevention on the railway programme for Samaritans in partnership with Network Rail.

Neil has delivered major award-winning suicide prevention campaigns Real People Real Stories and Small Talk Saves Lives and led Samaritans’ award-winning training team delivering suicide prevention and trauma support training.

Neil has also written the rail industry guide for suicide prevention in community outreach.

Booking and joining information

This event is open to members and non-members of CIWEM.

This webinar will be hosted on the Zoom platform and will be recorded. Please note that registrations will close 24 hours before the event starts. If you have not registered before that time, unfortunately we cannot add you to the event. You will receive an email with joining instructions after you have successfully registered for the webinar and the registration has been approved by our team. If you have any questions about your booking or would like to cancel your attendance, please contact barbara.woods@ciwem.org.

Please make sure you add this event to your calendar, all you need to do is copy the body text of the joining instruction email, go to your Calendar, create a new calendar appointment, set the start and end date and time, paste the text and click the "Save & Close" button.

If you have any queries about this talk, please contact Jack Southon at Jack.Southon@capita.com.

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