World Suicide Prevention Day is held each year on 10 September, organised by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
It’s an opportunity, to showcase the host of programmes and projects Action Mental Health provides in the area of mental ill health prevention, education, suicide/self-harm prevention and early intervention.
AMH Works provides quality Mental Health training programmes for employers to support healthy, resilient workplaces. AMH Works also develops the skills and learning required to effectively manage employee mental well-being in the workplace.
AMH MensSana supports all ages in the area of mental health and emotional well-being through a range of activities tailored to suit group needs. AMH MensSana operates across the whole of Northern Ireland.
AMH everyBody aims to promote greater understanding and awareness of eating disorders. We have adopted a recovery approach to provide help and support to people with eating disorders and also to their friends and family. AMH everyBODY, is also part of the Southern Area Protect Life Forum.
Just one of the many programmes promoted by Action Mental Health – Safetalk will prepare you to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. Find out more on our service pages.
On Tuesday10 September the Department of Health unveiled the Protect Life 2 Strategy to reduce rate of suicide in NI by 10%. This long-delayed strategy is welcomed cautiously by Action Mental Health Chief Executive David Babington.
Read BBC’s report here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-49639583
On Tuesday 10 October, AMH’s CEO David Babington spoke on Good Morning Ulster, responding to the unveiling of Protect Life 2 by the Department of Health.
Listen from 2hrs 14min here
Catch our team on our social media channels or watch them all in one place here
Southern MensSana provides this alongside PIPs
Pop in to Tesco Rushmere at Craigavon to chat to our Southern Area MensSana team who deliver our suicide prevention project Protect Life with @PipsCharity #SuicidePreventionDay #TakingActionOnMentalHealth pic.twitter.com/TkWV4dpe6O
— Action Mental Health (@amhNI) September 10, 2019
— Roseleen Maguire (@Rosie_amh) September 10, 2019