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calendar icon06 Oct 2023

Suicide Prevention Training at Money Wellness

Advisers at Money Wellness have taken part in Suicide Prevention Training delivered by the Samaritans.

The specially designed coursed is aimed at equipping the advisers with the skills and confidence needed to manage a conversation with someone who is having thoughts of suicide or showing signs of suicidal behaviour.

The course also offered practical strategies to prioritise self-care and how to respond effectively to challenging conversations. It also helped advisers to:

  • Appreciate the connection between emotional health and resilience
  • Recognise direct and indirect signs of suicidal ideation
  • Develop skills to manage a suicidal conversation sensitively and effectively
  • Explore strategies to assess and respond to risk
  • Understand the potential impact of stress on wellbeing – and how to recognise personal warning signs
  • Explore ways to build resilience, enhance emotional wellbeing and prioritise self-care

Stacey Cannon, head of colleague engagement and development at Money Wellness, said: “Debt can be hugely stressful and emotive issue. Our advisers deliver support in both a professional and compassionate manner which can be life changing for some.

“We want to say a massive thank you to the Samaritans team for such invaluable training. The safety of our colleagues and staff is our greatest priority and we’re sure this training will have a great impact on everyone who took part.”

Samaritans is available to people who’re struggling to cope who need someone to listen without judgement or pressure. The charity doesn’t just help in a moment of crisis, it also takes action to prevent the crisis, by working with partner organisations to deliver training and support.

For more information and support surrounding suicide prevention, visit

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Caroline Chell

Caroline has worked in financial communications for more than 10 years, writing content on subjects such as pensions, mortgages, loans and credit cards, as well as stockbroking and investment advice.

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