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10 September 2020

Zero Suicide Alliance Launch New Awareness Training

Racing Welfare is proud to be a member of the Zero Suicide Alliance (ZSA).

To mark World Suicide Prevention Day today, Thursday 10th September, the ZSA has nationally rolled out a free online Step Up training module which focuses on supporting people who may be encountering mental health issues. Step 3, the ZSA Suicide Awareness Training module has been developed and released in time for World Suicide Prevention Day and is designed to give people the skills required to identify and reach out to someone whose mental health may be suffering. You can access the online training module here.

We’re delighted so many organisations are backing our national campaign to get the country trained in suicide prevention. It’s only by talking to each other that we can really get help to those that need it and signpost them to the right services.

Zero Suicide Alliance

As part of their call to get as many people trained as possible, the ZSA is running a month-long ZSA Big Brew campaign from 10th September to 10th October 2020.  The campaign is encouraging people to talk about their mental health as a healthy part of life and not just on designated awareness days.  The ZSA Big Brew encourages people to get in touch – virtually or over a socially distanced beverage – with a friend, colleague or relative and take time to ask how the other person is doing, share thoughts, feelings, concerns and let them know that they are not alone. The month-long campaign, which ends on World Mental Health Day, is full of self-care activities to help support yourself, friends and colleagues during a time when the stress and worry of the coronavirus is bound to have impacted people’s mental health.

To find out more head to Zero Suicide Alliance website zerosuicidealliance.com