Wirral to host landmark suicide prevention conference

A charity in Wirral organized the first conference dedicated to suicide prevention in the region.

The event, set up by the suicide prevention, intervention and postvention charity, The Martin Gallier Project (MGP), will take place next Friday (March 25) between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

It has been designed to examine the vital contributions made by statutory and third sector organisations, to support the mental health and wellbeing of people in suicidal crisis in the North West.

MGP’s Founder and Chief Executive, Jessica Gallier, will be joined by a host of expert speakers from a cross-section of third sector, health and education organisations, all of which play a vital role in the support for individuals before, during or after a suicidal crisis.

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

Jessica Gallier said: “We created this event to encourage collaboration across the industry.

“This will be an opportunity for experts to discuss common challenges and themes, broaden their knowledge of what is available in suicide prevention, and ultimately share solutions that can truly make a difference for people. people in crisis.”

“For us at MGP, it’s about ensuring pathways to recovery for the clients we work with.

“There is so much support out there and I hope this event will be instrumental in educating industry professionals and encouraging a joint approach.”

To learn more about the conference or to register your interest, go to: https://www.themartingallierproject.org/