World Suicide Day – Mediation Exeter

We are all going to be tuning in to listen to and learn from the panel of Mediation Exeter professional speakers, which will include mental health doctors as well as activists.

Through the hosting of the event, the Country Wide Mediation Exeter REACH (Race, Ethnicity, and Cultural Heritage) and (Diff)ability networks are joining forces with mental health organisations, businesses, and communities to bring awareness to various aspects of suicide prevention and the issues that continue to affect our mental health.

The Members of the Panel

Experts from the Mentoring Advocacy Network, Papyrus, and LawCare will be participating in the panel discussion. The Mentoring Advocacy Network is a project that was started at Country Wide Mediation Exeter with the intention of bringing more attention to the detrimental impact that a narrow conception of masculinity may have on the mental health of men. Papyrus is a national organisation in the United Kingdom that works to reduce the risk of suicidal behaviour among young people. Their goal is to promote the openness with which topics such as mental illness and suicide ideation are handled. Charity organisation known as LawCare works to improve mental health and overall well-being among members of the legal community. We will also hear from a seasoned psychiatrist who will give us an outline of his work and shed some light on some of the more typical factors that lead people to take their own lives.

Why should we care about this?

Over 6,800 people in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland lost their lives to suicide in 2019. Still, the age group of men between 45 and 49 years old has the greatest suicide rate in the UK. It has been shown that the ethnic minority community in the UK suffers disproportionately compared to white people in the UK. MHFA England has reported that common mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety, are more common in black and black British women than among any other ethnic group in the UK. In addition, the government statisticians consistently state that suicide is the main cause of death among young people and new mothers. Suicide is also the leading cause of death among men under the age of 50.

Because of a disease that can be cured and a symptom that can be avoided, around thirteen individuals in the United Kingdom take their own lives every single day, wreaking havoc on the lives of their loved ones and bringing destruction to their communities.

What steps you can take to assist, if any

Support is provided here at Mediation Exeter for any workers who may be struggling with issues related to their mental health. In addition to this, one of our goals is to provide assistance for our customers who are struggling with mental illness or for families who have lost a loved one to suicide.

Appropriate signposting is also one of the most essential strategies to lower the risk of mental illness leading to suicide. There are a number of organisations that take donations to support them with their work in this area, and you can donate to one of those organisations here.

Contact a Mediator in Exeter today 03300 101 382