Marking World Mental Health Day

Combined Healthcare is proud to lead co-ordination of work on suicide prevention across the whole of the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent STP

World Mental Health Day – Thursday 10th October 2019 – celebrates awareness for the global community in an empathetic way, with a unifying voice, helping those feel hopeful by empowering them to take action and to create lasting change.
This year, the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) has decided to make “suicide prevention” the main theme of World Mental Health Day.
To mark World Mental Health Day, on the eve of the STP’s second suicide conference – taking place on Friday 11th October – in a special edition of our “Combinations” Podcast,Lesley Whitaker and Sue Slater from Combined Healthcare discuss the particular risk factors and demographics relating to suicide in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.
They also talk of the STP’s plans to introduce trainers across the whole of Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire using a “train the trainer” approach, to equip people working in mental health, the wider NHS, local government, primary care and education to spot suicide risk factors and help prevent suicide.