Mind Media Award for Professor Rory O'Connor

Issued: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 15:34:00 GMT

Rory O'Connor and colleagues at Mind Media Awards 2019IHW'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:


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