We had a very good group today working on the use of Social Media to publicise and to build up networks. Everyone contributed so much to today, bringing a real sense of togetherness while also being so welcoming to new members.
Welcome to the online home of the Choose Life Project at Simpson House. We started our work in the Summer of 2012, funded by the national chooselife strategy for suicide prevention. We are here to help anyone who has felt suicidal or who would like support in their recovery, and to provide a space for those who want to help others.
Our project has two strands.
The first is focused around our weekly group meetings at Simpson House in Edinburgh. The group first met in September 2012. It is a small friendly group, with a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere creating a safe space to explore and share experiences.
The second strand of our work is focused around exploring and creating safe online spaces to improve outreach and support provision for those at risk of suicide.
We will be using this blog to provide updates on the progress of our project, share the resources we create within the group, raise public awareness, and tackle the stigma of suicide.
We hope you enjoy following us, and might even consider getting involved in our group or the wider work of our project.