Today was our big event! Part of what the aims of today’s event are to show where the group is, where we were, and where we are going. We started of the event by showing the teaser trailer to give people a brief glimpse of what the group is about before explaining more as the day went on. We had Glenn (head of service) start off proceedings by talking about how the funding came about for the group and the essential need for a group like this. The facilitators talked about what the group was about and the techniques and programmes they used in the group. Two short videos were shown which highlighted the human spirit and inspiration which have inspired the group. We had a presentation on debunking the myths around suicide and the common misconceptions of a group like this. We then had a couple of group members tell their experiences within the group and how it helps them so much in their daily lives. We finished with what the groups plans are for the future; Some of these included raising more awareness of the group through promotional means, reaching out to others, further trying eradicate some of their stigmas surrounding suicide.
The group would like to thank everyone who gave their time in helping the development of the group and for making this event such a wonderful inspiring occasion.
The group has plenty of hope for the future, here’s to next years birthday and beyond!