At IUCSF a lot of our staff have been directly affected by suicide, we class ourselves as "T-Shirt wearers" - we have quite literally been there and unfortunately got the T-Shirt. A lot of our personal experience has shaped the training we now offer across education, sport and businesses.
Since we began our journey we have developed our training alongside young people, educators, clinicians and professionals bespoke training. Our training has shown it can prevent suicide, give people the confidence to intervene with someone who may be suicidal or support an individual who may have been bereaved by suicide.
Since 2011 we have been working alongside sports clubs both on a grassroots and professional level. Sport is fantastic for your mental health and we aim to promote positive emotional and mental health alongside your physical health.
Since we began young people have been essential in the development and delivery of our work. Mental health is something we know is affecting us all - our aim is to make young people to talk about this in a fun and engaging way!