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The Zero Suicide Collaborative

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Learning Session 5 24/25 February 2016. Exeter

We were delighted to welcome over 80 people from across the South West to our learning event in Exeter

Dr Adrian James - Chair of the Collaborative,

with Dr Ellen Wilkinson from Cornwall, welcomed everyone to the event, linking our work in the South West with national developments, including the recent report from the Mental Health taskforce
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Men and Mental Health - the long view:

Unfortunately Alison Hagget had to withdraw at short notice, but we hope that she will be able to join us at a future event

Bi-polar education & self management course

Unfortunately Helen Bennet was unable to join us, but Emily Hammond, Felix Gradinger and Ali Grove gave a fascinating and inspiring presentation on their work to develop this important course
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Improved support for the bereaved: a Police & NHS response:

We were delighted to welcome Greg Shaw from Leeds, who along with Any Matheson and Gordon Benson told us the story of their developing understanding of these issues, and the progress that has been made. All thanks due to Trish Thomas for her perseverance!
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Suicide Crisis Centre:

Joy Hibbins gave an inspiring talk on her work in developing the suicide crisis centre in Gloucestershire, which was much appreciated by many of the attendees
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Posters in Pubs

We then had the chance to look at the film that Alan Harding had made telling the story of the Cornwall campaign. A number of people were afterwards heard talking about how they could replicate this in their areas. Have a look at the film if you haven’t already seen it!
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Local Network Meetings:

Developing local networks to help us take forward our suicide prevention strategies.
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Once again thanks to all who came and contributed, and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at future events