I feel much better about the topic of suicide now. I work with young people and their carers and they are a vulnerable group being LGBT. It's good to know how to help and also how to hand it over appropriately. I love the first aid approach. I love that a past suicide behaviour which resulted in a hospital attendance can be reframed as a the person's strength and ability to find safety and not a "failure" of their "attempt"...they were successful in living.
This was a really valuable workshop, delivered really well by Alison, that was made all the more beneficial through the shared experiences of many of the other people on the session. I have taken a lot from this and will look to filter this information through to others.