Mind Media Award for Professor Rory O'Connor
Issued: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 15:34:00 GMT
IHW's Professor Rory O'Connor was delighted to win a Mind Media Award for Best Podcast together with Paul McGregor and Hannah Myerson at an awards ceremony in London on the 13 November 2019.
Their award-winning podcast: 'MQ Open Mind: How can we work together to prevent suicide?' was hosted by MQ: Transforming Mental Health. It aimed to inspire hope and move beyond awareness raising. It was first broadcast on World Suicide Prevention Day last year.
MQ Open Mind brings together scientists and people with experience of mental health problems to explore current mental health research and its potential to transform lives.
In this episode Paul McGregor, a mental health campaigner, shares his experience of losing his dad to suicide while Professor Rory O'Connor discusses the circumstances that might cause someone to take their own life.
The discussion is wide-ranging, highlighting myths, stigma, the integrated motivational-volitional model of suicide as well as how we can best work together to prevent suicide.
The podcast is available to listen to here.
Many congratulations to Rory and all involved in putting together this important resource.
If you are affected by suicide or concerned about yourself or someone else the following organisations offer advice and support:
- Samaritans 116 123 (UK and ROI)
- Childline 0800 1111 (UK)
- Breathing Space 0800 83 85 87
- Lifeline (N Ireland) 0808 808 8000
- Young Minds
- NHS 24 111
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (USA) 1 800 273 82