10th September is World Suicide Prevention Day. Annually, on the identical date, communities and organisations marketing campaign on a worldwide scale to boost consciousness of the tragedy of suicide and discover methods through which we are able to all assist to stop it.
This yr, Kingsley Napley’s REACH and (Diff)means teams are internet hosting a psychological well being seminar to boost consciousness of the prevalence of deaths by suicide within the UK. The occasion will probably be internet hosting an inner speak from a really specialist panel of audio system who will share their experience and hope to boost consciousness about psychological well being, how we can assist care for these round us and ourselves, and the way we can assist fight the scary statistics for preventable deaths from suicide within the UK. Our staff will all be tuning in to hear and be taught.
Why is that this necessary?
The newest suicide statistics present that greater than 6,800 individuals died by suicide in 2018, within the UK and Republic of Eire. With the best assist and well timed assist, we all know that suicide is usually preventable. It’s under no circumstances an inevitability.
Within the Medical Negligence and Private Harm staff right here at Kingsley Napley, we frequently act for households who’ve misplaced a cherished one by suicide. We perceive how devastating this may be and we assist them by representing them at Pre Inquest Evaluation Hearings and Inquests. If there are failings within the care offered, we then act for the households in medical negligence claims. After what the households have been by earlier than strolling by our doorways, bringing a declare generally is a massively daunting course of however we’re skilled in medical negligence claims involving deaths by suicide and might make the journey that little bit simpler, for many who want our assist.
How will you get entangled in World Suicide Prevention Day?
There are numerous on-line campaigns by quite a few firms however check out what is occurring on the following organisations; you possibly can participate your self or just donate to this worthy trigger:
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Laura Sylvester is a Senior Affiliate within the Medical Negligence Division. She has a broad vary of experience, with specific give attention to mind damage claims regarding kids with cerebral palsy.
Laura additionally has a particular curiosity in colorectal/stomach and gynaecology claims. She has additionally developed a specialism in late analysis of an infection instances and deadly claims and has an energetic caseload together with instances of this nature.