Time to talk about suicide
If we take time out of the equation and simply state that, since Matthew Elvidge took his own life, over 30,000 people have taken their own life perhaps the reality of this ‘silent epidemic’ may shock our society into realising that we really do need to start talking about this difficult subject and now!
Putting Depression in the Past
Following the loss of his son, Matthew, Hamish Elvidge is talking to the decision makers and professionals about how young people need to be supported better when they experience mental health problems. He is also talking to educators at schools, colleges and universities about the urgent need for health (including emotion and mental health) to be at the centre of the ethos and culture of the education system…supporting attainment.