Health Matters

The next talk in the series of the Health Matters programme is about Suicide Prevention on Tuesday 5th July 2016. 

The talk will be presented by Dr Rachel Ruddy, Consultant Psychiatrist.

Dr Ruddy will speak about the Cheshire and Merseyside Suicide Prevention Plan, and the session aims to give an understanding of who is most at risk of suicide and what people might be able to do to help.

Every 40 seconds someone in the world dies by suicide.  1 in 20 people in Cheshire and Merseyside will have suicidal thoughts in the next  year.  It is far more likely that as a member of the public you will come across someone contemplating suicide than someone having a heart attack, but it is much less talked about.

Dr Ruddy has been a Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist at Macclesfield Hospital for 7 years.  She has presented a couple of successful Health Matters talks for us previously.  The Liaison Psychiatry Team see all the people who attend this hospital with self-harm or suicide attempts.  As part of her role she is rolling out suicide prevention training to East Cheshire NHS Trust staff.

​Please come along if you would like to find out more about this interesting topic.  To ensure a place phone freephone 0800 195 4194.

Car Parking:  People attending Health Matters will not be charged for car parking.  Provide your car registration number when book a place or when you register on the evening – whichever you prefer.  If you have already given us your registration number for previous Health Matters, this will be held on file.


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