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Safe and Supportive Social Media use in the Aftermath of a Suicide Online Training

July 11 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Interactive Online Workshop

9:30am to 12:30pm (includes lunch)

Tuesday 11th July 2023


We currently have a limited number of spaces available on our workshops and webinars about safe and supportive social media use in the aftermath of a suicide. In partnership with Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership, the training is designed and deliver by Dr Jo Bell and Dr Chris Westoby of the University of Hull. Sessions are suitable for anyone affected by suicide, but are partially impactful for professionals, policymakers and practitioners who work in services supporting those affected by suicide.

What you will learn:

  • The uniqueness of suicide bereavement
  • harmful and protective effects of social media use in the aftermath of a suicide
  • how social media can be harnessed to manage trauma, alleviate grief and reach those who need support
  • guidance and recommendations for prevention policy and practices (including developing media strategies)

Attendees will be awarded a certificate of attendance from the University of Hull, and will come away with recommendations and guidance for practice on how to mitigate against harmful effects and promote positive effects of social media use following a suicide.


July 11
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
East Riding Voluntary Action Services - ERVAS