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A Celebration of Life 2017 - Annual Fundraising Events

World Suicide Prevention Day 2018

World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is on Monday 10th September and is organised by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP). The purpose of this day is to raise awareness around the globe that suicide can be prevented.

We'll be at Dukinfield Town Hall with a number of other local organisations aiming to prevent suicide in Tameside. This years theme is "Working Together to Prevent Suicide". Join us from 6.30pm for a number of information stalls, followed by a candlelit vigil at 8pm to remember those we love and have lost to suicide.

The Annual Fundraiser 2018

The Anthony Seddon Annual Fundraiser - 2018 took place on 29th March 2018 and helped raise over £3400 for mental health projects in Tameside. Kindly organised by Robbie Allen, this evening was fun-filled with a host of fantastic entertainment and wonderful people...thank you to all who helped out, donated and supporting in making this event a fantastic success.

A Celebration of Life 2017 - Annual Fundraising Events

National Suicide Bereavement Survery

Dr. Sharon McDonnell is bereaved by suicide and is a volunteer at the Greater Manchester SOBS group.  She also specialises in suicide bereavement research.  She is currently leading a research project, which aims to identify the experiences and needs of those bereaved by suicide.  This study is being conducted by the University of Manchester in collaboration with The Support After Suicide Partnership (which includes 35 organisations that focus on suicide bereavement).

Sharon and her team have developed a suicide bereavement survey.  It has been designed for anyone bereaved by suicide who is aged 18 years and older. It is a 12 month study (Sept 2017 – Aug 2018). Already there has been a lot of interest in this research. For example, it has been referred to in the House of Commons and a request has been made for a debate on suicide bereavement.

http://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/d9ac6d17-0222-4489-99c7-862d43f1c20b?in=11:40:06&out=11:41:00

To date, 2615 people have completed the survey. Sharon and her team would like to recruit 10,000 people by the end of August 2018.  This is the reason why she is asking for our help.  Please will you consider completing the national suicide bereavement survey if you feel able. The link to the information sheet and survey are provided in the following link:

http://research.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/cmhs/research/Impactofsuicide

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