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Talking suicide with Dick Moore

Talking suicide with Dick Moore

The death of a child is by far the most awful thing one can experience as a parent.

But according to Dick Moore, former headmaster who in 2011 lost his son to suicide, “life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain”.Dick joins us today to discuss how he has learned to do this and how others can do the same.

If you’re a parent or teacher who is worried about the mental health of a young person, you don’t want to miss this.

00:15 – Dick’s story

04:57 – What he would have done differently/advice for parent’s who are worried their child might be feeling suicidal

07:40 – Problems with the language we use surrounding mental health issues

10:13 – Signs and symptoms to look out for

12:36 – Why are suicide rates much higher for men?

16:56 – How Dick coped as a “man” and “father”

18:12 – What more schools can be doing to look after their students

21:46 – What Dick offers in his talks and workshops

23:38 – How to deal with tragedy

26:52 – Where to go to find out more For more information, check out the following: Dick’s website/TED Talk

Charlie Waller Memorial Trust https://www.cwmt.org.uk/

A blog I wrote on How To Be a Better Listener.

In addition we offer tutors who are trained in how to recognise the symptoms of a range of mental health problems. Tutors know how to help students manage those symptoms through incorporating mindfulness and positive psychology techniques into their teaching. If you think your child could benefit from some extra support please do get in touch.

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