To mark Suicide Prevention Day 2020, Alicia speaks to Helen Burns, Suicide Prevention Adviser for Papyrus, prevention of young suicide.
It is the leading cause of death in young people, and yet suicide is a subject people find very difficult to talk about. Mum of three, Helen, explains the language we should be using when talking to young people about suicide, the signs which might help us spot someone who is contemplating suicide, what we might say to someone who has expressed suicidal thoughts and what we can do as adults to prevent young people from taking their own lives.
Papyrus provides a Suicide Prevention Helpline, HOPELINEUK – find out more here.
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We were delighted to record a podcast with ITV presenter, Suzanne Virdee on all things teenage life. We cover topics like sexism, female empowerment, resilience and self-confidence, as well as how we can help teenage girls thrive through adolescence and beyond.
Alicia speaks to Ben Williams of Find Your Edge in a podcast about resilience. A truly eye-opening and inspiring conversation on Ben’s teenage years of drugs and brushes with the law, to a decade in the Marines, shaping who he is today.
Looking for ways to engage and entertain your children/teens this summer well there can’t be many better opportunities than this. Fun, reward, exercise, altruism, collaboration, self-esteem, self-confidence – tick, tick, tick, tick, tick. This is definitely worth listening to.
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