Preventing Suicides: A Tenacious Approach To Saving Lives

Date
25-April-2017

Regional venue
St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford

About

This is an event which is being organised by Gloucestershire charity Suicide Crisis in conjunction with one of the Oxford University colleges (St Edmund Hall).

Suicide Crisis is a registered charity which runs a Suicide Crisis Centre in Gloucestershire. They have been providing services for three and a half years and have never had a suicide of a client under their care.

At the event in April Joy Hibbins (CEO) and colleagues will be explaining how they have achieved zero suicide and why all their clients have survived. They will explain the way in which they work with clients, and what they do to ensure their survival.  It is hoped that this will be of interest in explaining what can help a person who is at risk of suicide.

Some of their male clients will also be present at the event, and one will be speaking about the reasons for his crisis, why he felt able to access the service, and how he was helped to survive.

The work of the centre has started to gain national and international attention, and has been featured on Sky News, on BBC Breakfast TV news and the BBC TV 6 o’ clock news in the past few months, as well as being featured in USA Today.

Salim Razak, a psychiatrist (formerly with Avon and Wiltshire Partnership Trust), will also be speaking at the event.