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 by which we will all assist to stop it.
This yr, Kingsley Napley’s REACH and (Diff)capacity teams are internet hosting a psychological well being seminar to boost consciousness of the prevalence of deaths by suicide within the UK. The occasion can 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 might help handle these round us and ourselves, and the way we might help fight the scary statistics for preventable deaths from suicide within the UK. Our group will all be tuning in to pay attention and be taught.
Why is that this necessary?
The most recent suicide statistics present that greater than 6,800 individuals died by suicide in 2018, within the UK and Republic of Eire. With the suitable assist and well timed help, we all know that suicide is commonly preventable. It’s under no circumstances an inevitability.
Within the Medical Negligence and Private Damage group right here at Kingsley Napley, we frequently act for households who’ve misplaced a liked one via suicide. We perceive how devastating this may be and we help them by representing them at Pre Inquest Overview Hearings and Inquests. If there are failings within the care supplied, we then act for the households in medical negligence claims. After what the households have been via earlier than strolling via our doorways, bringing a declare could be a vastly daunting course of however we’re skilled in medical negligence claims involving deaths by suicide and may make the journey that little bit simpler, for many who want our assist.
How are you going to get entangled in World Suicide Prevention Day?
There are numerous on-line campaigns by quite a few firms however check out what is going on 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 explicit give attention to mind damage claims referring to 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 lively caseload together with instances of this nature.