Wider learning activity:
World Suicide Prevention Day: 10 September
For September we are focusing on suicide prevention.
In 2019, a total of 5691 suicides were registered in England and Wales, equating to 11 deaths per 100,000. Close to three quarters of registered deaths in 2019 were among men (4,303 deaths), which follows a consistent trend back to the mid–1990s.
Males aged from 45 to 49 years had the highest age–specific suicide rate at 25.5 deaths per 100,000. For females, the age group with the highest rate was 50 to 54 years at 7.4 deaths per 100,000.
Suicide is preventable, it isn’t inevitable.
Please watch this short video relating to this topic. Although focused around the Suffolk area, the message is universal.
I’ve added a short activity and a ‘Where to Get Help’ Section at the end of this page.
Staying Safe Online – Online Scams
- Receiving an email stating you’ve missed a delivery and need to pay to get it delivered.
- Your bank emails you saying something is wrong with your account and you need to log in.
- You’re due a refund from HMRC and you need to log in to get your refund.
These are all classic signs that you’re about to be scammed. Take a look at this short ‘Staying Safe Online’ video and take note of the classic signs that someone is trying to relieve you of either personal information and/or your money.
- Describe any suspicious/scam emails you’ve ever received. What was it about and what did you do?
- What 2 main pieces of advice would you give a relative who was unaware what phishing/scam emails were about?
Suicide Prevention: ‘Where to get help’ and Activity
Visit the following website and discover the myths around suicide. Take notes and prepare to discuss some of these myths with your tutor/coach.
Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)
Call: 0800 58 58 58 –5pm to midnight every day
https://www.thecalmzone.net/help/webchat/-chat page from 5pm-Midnight
Papyrus –for people under 35
Call: 0800 068 41 41 –9am to midnight every day
Text: 07860 039967
Childline –for children and young people under 19
Call: 0800 1111
The number will not show up on your phone bill
Do You Know of a Good Local Resource/Organisation That Can Help Others?
We’re looking for help to build our database of support groups/organisations that are local to where you live. Do you know of any? Have you used any of these in the past?
– homeless/Domestic Violence support
– Drugs, Alcohol, smoking help
– Mental health support
Anything you think could help others. It may be a new organisation that has just opened to you where you may have thought it could be useful for someone you know?
If you can help, please complete our quick form and submit https://forms.office.com/r/KLVcrMezJB
Your support is appreciated. We will upload all appropriate entries onto our wellbeing site – these may then go on to help others who may not be aware of these organisations.