This is a thank you to everybody that attended the SOS Sort Out Suicide event and made it a success, I would also like to give a big thank you to Forward For Life, for hosting the event.
“I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.” G. C. Lichtenberg
The event started with networking and a basic discussion on suicide prevention and how Common Unity and Forward For Life are trying to tackle this problem using ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) by creating Suicide Safer Communities by use of the SOS Campaign (s-o-s.org.uk).
Forward For Life and Common Unity gave a in depth structured approach on how to tackle this issue one step at a time.
The Presentation consisted of:
• The S-O-S and what it is.
• The Background and the history.
• Aims of the Campaign
• Campaign Event
• Use of materials
• Myths and Facts
Why Get Involved?
• These approaches are Why work with us?
• Why Common Unity and Forward For Life
The SOS Campaign is a ground-breaking programme that works to prevent suicide through a number of approaches. All aspects of SOS directly challenge the stigma and taboo associated with dying from suicide – a stigma that is all too prevalent in our society both locally and globally. Most importantly, SOS is a grassroots programme that looks to work alongside communities and local service providers to ensure society is Suicide Safer.