Prevention of Young Suicide – Everyone’s Business?

Posted on 4th January 2018

The work of the UK’s only charity dedicated to preventing young suicide will be explored at a free event at the Warrington Campus of the University of Chester.

Sarah Blackie
Sarah Blackie

Sarah Blackie, Head of Operations at PAPYRUS UK, will discuss the work of the Warrington-based organisation in a talk entitled Prevention of Young Suicide – Everyone’s Business? on Tuesday, January 23 at 6.30pm. Refreshments will be available from 6pm.

Suicide is the biggest killer of young people – male and female – under 35 in the UK. PAPYRUS believes that many young suicides are preventable and everyone can play a role in preventing them. As the only national charity dedicated to preventing young suicide, PAPYRUS was founded in 1997 and remains steadfast in the desire that no one should have to go through the heartbreak of losing a loved one to suicide.

PAPYRUS offers direct confidential support to young people at risk of suicide, their parents and any one concerned about a young person they know, through HOPELineUK.

PAPYRUS is a campaigning organisation and works nationally to deliver awareness and prevention training, influence national policy, and empower young people to lead suicide prevention activities in their own communities.

Entry to the event is free but tickets must be booked in advance at