We are delighted to announce formally our 2019 partnership with the NHS in Suffolk through co-delivery of a self-harm awareness project with the Ipswich & East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and the West Suffolk CCG.
Suffolk has a higher than average rate of self-harm, with The Children’s Society/Healthwatch Suffolk reporting a 1 in 6 statistic in August 2018. Our work alongside the CCGs, supports the need for early identification and intervention in Suffolk’s Children and Young People.
Having been awarded significant funding by the CCGs (our largest ever single donation), Student Life’s existing print and digital platforms will support the delivery of an interactive workshop to Suffolk schools and colleges, discussing self-harm and mental health. The workshop will be delivered by students, ensuring that the unique peer-to-peer aspect of our entire project is maintained. The workshop will feature young people’s real-life stories surrounding self-harm.
These personal experiences will positively affect the attitude displayed during delivery to peers. Extracts from Unity Films’ existing films will be shown on screen, along with us premiering a new self-harm awareness film, which will begin filming next month.
If you would like to get involved in this filming, please email: [email protected]