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PPR calls for the scrapping of the current PIP assessment – here are the reasons why

“Sundays are the best days, when there is no post”

(Participant in PPR focus group, speaking about PIP process)

Project Organiser, Marissa Mc Mahon and Equality Can’t Wait (ECW) resident Elenor Mulligan attended an event held by Crisis Scotland- ‘Slaying the Dragon’, an event which examined the various tactics and strategies that groups throughout the UK were using to address homelessness and best practice for collaborative learning. 

At present GPs are not required to undertake any recognised, accredited suicide prevention training. The evaluation of the first Suicide Prevention strategy recognised the need to address this in the Protect Life 2 strategy. However, a target of 50% of GPs trained is not enough - it needs to be all GPs who receive this training to ensure that they are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need. The #123GP is calling for 100% of GPs to be trained in suicide prevention.

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'The S.A.F.E.R Campaign'  
Bobby Duffin, member of the Mental Health Rights Campaign outlines the  S.A.F.E.R. Campaign which seeks to improve access to support for those bereaved by suicide.