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Suicide Prevention is Everyone's Business - Kelly

Published: 1 August, 2017

Some of those who completed Suicide Prevention Training

Some of those who completed Suicide Prevention Training

20 people took part in a one-day training programme on Saturday 29th July in Omagh Sinn Féin Office that empowered participants with the skills to tackle suicide in the community.

The Talk, Listen, Care course was organised by Catherine Kelly MLA and provided by PIPS (Public Initiative for the Prevention of Suicide).

Catherine Kelly MLA said,

"Suicide prevention is everyone's business. We all need to be proactive in tackling this epidemic which is the biggest killer of our young people. The training programme equips people in the community with the confidence and the skills to effectively deal with someone who may be at risk of suicide."

"It was an extremely beneficial course, this is the second one we've organised in 2017 and we'll be organising another one before the end of the year to ensure that local people possess these essential life saving skills."