The Positive Choices Project aims to help reduce the suicide rate across Wales, and to promote mental health by relieving the serious mental distress experienced by individuals with thoughts of suicide.
The project is led by Mind Cymru working in partnership with Public Health Wales, Mind Aberystwyth, Torfaen Mind, and Vale of Clwyd Mind.
Using a population-based approach to preventing suicide, the project aims to engage with the voluntary and statutory sectors, and communities, to raise awareness of suicide, break down stigma, and increase the perception that suicide is everybody’s business.
The project aims to train 13,000 people in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training by 2014. This is a two-day course giving intensive training for front-line workers and community members so that they can recognise someone who is suicidal and give them the skills and confidence to intervene.
For further information and more detail about this project contact Alan Brisco at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01654 703487.
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