Wirral to host landmark suicide prevention conference

Wirral based suicide prevention, intervention and postvention charity, The Martin Gallier Project (MGP) has organised the region’s first, dedicated suicide prevention conference.

The event, which takes place on Friday 25 March between 9am and 1pm has been designed to examine the vital contributions made by both statutory and third-sector organisations, to support the mental health and well-being of those in suicidal crisis across the North West.

MGP founder and CEO Jessica Gallier, will be joined by a host of expert speakers from a cross-section of third sector, healthcare, and education organisations, all of whom play an essential role in supporting individuals before, during or after a suicide crisis. 

As well as covering a number of highly topical issues on the day including the importance of self-care, bereavement support, workplace wellbeing, the links between domestic abuse and suicide, the importance of timely and non-clinical interventions, and the vital role of the community, the event is designed to encourage networking with senior representatives from across the sector.

Speaking about the ethos behind the event, Jessica Gallier commented, “We have created this event to encourage collaboration across the sector. It will be an opportunity for experts to discuss common challenges and themes, expand their awareness of what’s available in terms of suicide prevention and ultimately share solutions that can really make a difference to individuals in crisis.”

“For us here at MGP it’s all about ensuring pathways to recovery for the clients we work with. There is so much support out there and hopefully, this event will be instrumental in educating professionals within the sector and encouraging a joined-up approach.”

If you would like to know more about the conference or would like to register your interest please visit https://www.themartingallierproject.org/

Image: MGP founder and CEO Jessica Gallier

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