Universities UK and PAPYRUS, the UK’s national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide, have published guidance to help university leaders prevent student suicides. At least 95 university students took their own lives in the 2016–17 academic year. This guide provides a framework to understand student suicide, mitigate risk, intervene when students get intoContinue reading University guidance is published to help leaders prevent student suicides.
The darker days and colder weather can bring with them a feeling of low spirits. Whether you’re concerned about yourself or a loved one, helplines and support groups can offer expert advice. This NHS website can point you in the right direction to get the help and support you need.Click here for website
How we can hold on to those we’ve lost. Just as death goes hand in hand with life, grief is an inevitable and necessary process that we must all go through in order to heal when someone that we love is taken from us. click here to read the article
A new service introduced by Beyond Shame Beyond Stigma has been established to help those in crisis. The Beyond Shame Beyond Stigma Crisis Messenger provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK. If you are in crisis, you can text Beyond to 85258. Trained volunteers will listen to how you’re feeling and help you thinkContinue reading Need urgent help? Text Beyond to 85258.
We were delighted to be invited to the launch of this new mental health charity yesterday. Beyond Shame Beyond Stigma aims to provide the help currently lacking in mental health provision by giving grants to organisations and charities that work with young people, their families and educators. Safaplace is looking forward to working with themContinue reading Launch of new mental health charity by Jonny Benjamin MBE
Just wanted to flag up this interesting episode of BBC4’s The Infinite Monkey Cage, which explores the neuroscience of teenage brains. Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by impressionist Rory Bremner, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL Sarah-Jayne Blakemore and Professor of Zoology at Manchester University Matthew Cobb to look at the working ofContinue reading How does the teenage brain work?
It’s incredible to think that a couple of years ago this was an overgrown piece of land on the school premises. Thanks to huge amounts of support and hard work from volunteers, it has been transformed into a safe and beautiful place to sit and think. The pictures here show before and after! Last weekend,Continue reading Thanks to our amazing volunteers the Safaplace reflective garden is looking ‘blooming marvellous’!
Please come and join us on Saturday 7th September, at the reflective garden in Stoke Newington School, to share in a little light gardening. We would love some help in getting the garden autumn ready and will be at the school from 10am onwards. Light refreshments will be provided and it will also give youContinue reading Volunteer Gardeners needed!
Starting a new term, in your old school or starting a new one, can be a time of both excitement and challenge for parents and their children. Young Minds has some tips for supporting your child during this transition. See the link below for their advice and good luck for the new term. Transition tipsContinue reading Starting back in school