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The College has been working in conjunction with national charity PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide on an exciting Suicide Safer Colleges project.

The project, which has included the delivery of suicide prevention awareness sessions has engaged both students and staff in supporting a charity that helps many young people and their families when in crisis.

Suicide is the leading cause of young deaths in the UK. PAPYRUS is the national charity for the prevention of young suicide, encouraging appropriate support and education.
The College has received support from PAPYRUS to design and deliver suicide prevention activities across the College. Students have had the opportunity to work as part of a team to develop project management skills, including communication as well as design and planning skills which will strengthen them as individuals moving forward in their careers.

Jeanine Williams from St Helens College said: “The wellbeing of our students is at the very heart of our College. The work that PAPYRUS does to help prevent young suicide is second to none. Young suicide and mental illness is a serious issue and one we feel we can help tackle by working in partnership to encourage engagement with our students.”

The success of the project and recognition for the students involved was celebrated in a special event at our very own Colours Restaurant, which saw representatives from Papyrus and our staff and students involved celebrate the work they had accomplished during the project.

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