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*Content warning – contains mention of suicide*
The Suicide Support Journey
Awareness and support for those affected by suicide
Guernsey Mind, in collaboration with Talking Benches and Guernsey Samaritans, is organising a significant two-day event at Les Cotils, Guernsey on the 7th and 8th March. This event aims to open a dialogue about the crucial topic of suicide, featuring guest speakers from Suicide Bereavement UK. Anyone who has been affected by suicide is welcome to attend.
UPDATE – Training now fully booked – spaces still available on conference day Thursday 7th March
SAVE THE DATE
Gower Sunrise Walk of Hope
Sunday 30th June 2024
Please save the date for this year’s Gower Sunrise Walk of Hope. We will release booking details nearer the time, but the walk will start at 4am at Vale Castle, finishing at La Vallette Bathing Pools.
This annual event is to raise awareness around suicide.
Do you want to make a tangible difference to staff wellbeing and support your staff in ways that actually make a difference?
The Workplace Partnership is your opportunity to partner with Guernsey Mind and take a stand against mental health stigma and discrimination as well as raising awareness and supporting wellbeing.
Seeking help is often the first step towards getting and staying well, but it can also be hard to know how to start and where to turn.
It is always OK to ask for help.
It can be very difficult to see someone who you care about becoming unwell, but you don’t need to be an expert on mental health to offer support. Often small, everyday actions can make the biggest difference.
I need urgent help
At Guernsey Mind, we cannot provide a crisis service. If you need urgent help:
– Talk to someone you trust
– Contact your GP and request an urgent appointment
– Contact the Samaritans on their free and confidential helpline 116 123
– If you are concerned you might harm yourself or someone else, contact the Emergency Department on 01481 220000 or the emergency services on 999.
Support for under 18s
At Guernsey Mind, we offer support to those aged 18 and above, but there are some other places you can go to for support and advice.
Thank you to everyone who has supported us in 2023
2023 was a busy year for the team at Guernsey Mind. You can see some of the things we’ve been up to in our Review of the Year.
Thank you to everyone who supported us during 2023 – we could not provide the services we do without the donations and fund raising we receive.
Guernsey Mind has been re-awarded the Mind Quality Mark
The Mind Quality Mark is a rigorous quality assurance standard. It sets the bar of good practice and legal compliance for all organisations in the Mind Federation.
Once every three years, local Minds are reviewed against the Mind Quality Mark standards. The reviews are led by people with lived experience of mental health problems and senior leaders from other local Minds. They are based on a robust assessment of documentary evidence as well as interviews with and survey responses from directors, staff, volunteers, and people who use services.
To achieve the Mind Quality Mark, local Minds must be well-run organisations delivering safe, life-changing support for people with mental health problems.