SPOT THE SIGNS- YOUTH SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING
On Friday 15th October at 10am - 12, Herts Mind Network will be delivering their first Spot the Signs – Youth Suicide Prevention Training for Parents, Carers and Family Members. The aim of this training is to help parents, carers and family members to recognise when their young people are experiencing suicidal thoughts and provide next steps support, along with practical advice, information and signposting.
If you are a parent, carer or family member over 18 and living or working in Hertfordshire, please visit the following links for more information and to sign-up for your FREE space:
*Please note that this training session is not able to provide support those who have a child that continues to attempt suicide, or who have previously been bereaved by suicide.
If your child has recently made a suicide attempt but a mental health specialist hasn’t assessed them, they need to be urgently assessed. You can ask for an urgent on-the-day appointment with your GP, or call your local NHS helpline or 111 for urgent advice.
If you’ve lost a child to suicide, please visit SOBS (Survivors of Bereavement By Suicide) for further support: www.uksobs.org
If you are worried that your child is at risk of making a suicide attempt or seriously hurting themselves, or it doesn’t feel like they’re safe, don’t wait to attend this training. Call 999 for an ambulance or take them to Accident & Emergency (A&E).
For further information about the training, please contact Jess Whittaker – firstname.lastname@example.org
Book Sleuths in a Bind: A Very Puzzling Case at Stevenage Library
A brand-new theatre show for families is coming to Stevenage Library this October half term.
The Book Sleuths, Sam and Ally, have a real mystery on their hands, and need the audience’s help to crack codes, unravel riddles and pore over puzzles! Only by working together can the ‘mysterious mystery’ be solved. Designed for families of all kinds with children aged 7 to 11, this show is being created exclusively for Hertfordshire Libraries by local professional theatre company Teasel Productions, funded by Arts Council England.
Book Sleuths in a Bind: A Very Puzzling Case will be at Stevenage Library on Monday 25 October and Saturday 30 October, both performances at 2pm.
The performance on Monday 25 will be signed. A qualified British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter will be interpreting the play as it is being performed.
Tickets are £7 for adults and £5 for children, and are available now from Stevenage Library and online: https://bit.ly/HertsLibBookSleuthTour (where you can find further details and the full tour schedule). After both performances the audience will have the opportunity to ‘Meet the Cast’, with a question and answer session.
Artwork by Robin Kingsland
NESSie and Angels Parent Workshops
Herts Parent Carers Involvement Autumn Webinar programmes are free and now open to book