Stop the Silence of Suicide - short film, talk, and free afternoon tea

Posted by es351 at Feb 13, 2018 04:10 PM |
Sunday 25th March 2pm - 5.30pm - Silence of Suicide (SOS) and the Festival of Life and Death (FoLaD) are coming to the University of Leicester for a free afternoon tea and informational film event, with special guest Freddie Ferrier.
Stop the Silence of Suicide - short film, talk, and free afternoon tea

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A huge part of society struggles emotionally, mentally, physically, and wants to talk and be listened to. To be understood, and not be isolated and alone, or stigmatised, or worse.

SOS, FoLaD and the University of Leicester host a get together for anyone and everyone to come along to our collaborative event on suicide awareness.

SOS founders Michael Mansfield QC and Yvette Greenway will be speaking, alongside SOS ambassador Willie Thorne. There will be talks, videos, and sensitively guided discussions for anyone affected and interested by suicide, suicide bereavement, and related subjects.

After the main event there is relaxed discussions and socialising with music, free refreshments and cake.

In Attendance

Free entry and free food! Please sign up on the SOS Eventbrite page (link to follow).

Free table space for local agencies and wellness/bereavement providers and advocates to display banners and flyers. Please get in touch with Alan Chapman ac@alanchapman.com

 

This wonderful SOS event is in association with The Festival of Life and Death, and the University of Leicester’s Wellbeing Matters campaign.

The Festival of Life and Death ('FoLaD') is a free gathering of people keen to share ideas and experiences to improve individual and societal wellness, through simple human interaction, talks, music, poetry, comedy, visual arts, and therapeutic best practice.

Silence of Suicide (SOS) was established by Michael Mansfield QC and his partner Yvette Greenway, who had both suffered losses of loved ones to suicide. SOS has one simple aim of encouraging open, honest discourse by all those affected by suicide, from a safe platform where stigma, shame and silence do not exist.

The University of Leicester’s campaign, Wellbeing Matters, aims to build bridges within the Leicester community and bring people together to talk about all aspects of mental health, educate, and reduce stigma.

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