Samaritans webinar: Challenging myths about suicide

Event date 10 May 2023
Date: 10 May 2023
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Duration: 1 hour

This is the second in a brand new series of five webinars delivered by Samaritans. In this session you will learn about the myths around suicide and what you should do to reduce someone's risk.

What does it cost?
This webinar is free of charge
Who's it for?
Anyone working in UK policing
How will the session be run?
Webinar via Microsoft Teams
What if I miss it?
This session will be recorded and made available via the Oscar Kilo website

This webinar is the second in a series of five webinars we are delivering in partnership with Samaritans. These sessions investigate some challenging subjects including self harm and suicide, which we recognise will be difficult for some. We are committed to supporting the mental health of everyone working in UK policing and hope that by openly talking about these subjects we can help to raise awareness, reduce stigma and give you the tools to sensitively manage any connected issues locally.

What you will learn:

  • Myth 1: People who talk about suicide aren’t serious and won’t go through with it.
  • Myth 2: Asking someone if they are feeling suicidal risks putting the idea in their head.
  • Myth 3: People who are suicidal want to die.
  • Myth 4: Once someone’s had suicidal thoughts and feelings never go away.
  • Myth 5: Suicidal behaviour is motivated by attention seeking.
  • More about how the Samaritans can support you.

What happens next?

Once you have registered you will receive a Teams link for the webinar a few days before the event.

Register now for the other webinars

Click on the button below to read about the other Samaritans webinars in this series and to book your place.

Find out more about the other webinars

How to watch the webinar recordings

The recordings of the webinars are only available for individuals working in UK policing.

Create an Oscar Kilo account to get access

To watch the recordings you will need to create an account on this website. This is really simple, just click the button below to create your account. You will then be able to access the Samaritans webinars in the login area.

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If you already have an Oscar Kilo account

Sign in to your Oscar Kilo account and use the button below to access the webinars in the login area. (You need to log in to your account first or you will see an access denied message.)

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Date: 10 May 2023
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Duration: 1 hour