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Thursday, 19 October 2017

Guidance: Speaking Publicly on Self-harm, Suicide & Mental Health issues (Northern Ireland)

Written by The Editorial Team

These publications provide advice for people who have been asked to speak in public about their personal experiences of self-harm, suicide or other mental health issues, and the organisations that may be supporting them.

The Guide To Speaking Publicly is aimed at individuals considering an invitation to speak. It aims to help them think through whether now is the right time for them to share their experience and, if they choose to do so, it provides them with some useful tips on how to proceed.

The Guidance notes for organisations offers advice on how organisations can support someone in sharing their lived experience of self-harm, suicide or other mental health issues in a way that protects the wellbeing of both the speaker and the audience.