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Let’s talk about suicide

About this course

Our recent surveys have demonstrated that mental health issues in people who have acquired spinal cord injury are of great concern to people with spinal cord injury and healthcare professionals alike.  

We are delighted to be working in partnership with NHS England South East Region to be able to bring you an excellent opportunity to access a series of free to attend virtual mental health and spinal cord injury education modules addressing the mental health issues people with spinal cord injury may experience, and how they may be managed.

This course provides a space for debate around the incidence of suicidal ideation and behaviour in general and more specifically post spinal cord injury (SCI), including SCI as a result of attempted suicide and suicidal ideation as a response to the impact of sustaining a spinal cord injury. It also looks to examine the impact of suicidal ideation and behaviour on healthcare professional and provide suggestions for opening the conversation with patients, making risk assessments and referrals to support services.


The aim of these sessions is to provide practitioners with an understanding of the psychological and emotional challenges that can be experienced by a person with a SCI and to build on existing knowledge and experience of how to have sensitive conversations with people affected by SCI, their family and friends. 


We are delighted to be able to offer this virtual course FREE of charge.


Sessions will run from January to April over Zoom and be facilitated by Richard Matthews, our SCI mental health training and educational specialist. Each session will run for 1.5 hours.  

Wednesday 13 March 2024 6pm- 7.30pm
Thursday 21 March 2pm- 3.30pm
Wednesday 3 April 2024 6pm- 7.30pm
Friday 12 April 2024 2pm- 3.30pm
Thursday 25 April 2pm- 3.30pm

Request a place

Complete our form to request a place on any of our mental health and spinal cord injury education modules.


Funding for these sessions is from NHS England South East Region, so applications from NHS staff in these areas will be prioritised where sessions are oversubscribed.  Contact [email protected] with any queries.