At a time when the subject of suicide and its enormous impact features in the headlines frequently, this webinar aims to get a deeper understanding of those with suicidal thoughts and the people who support them. Concerned about a family member, friend or colleague? Have you had suicidal thoughts yourself? Facilitated by Zoe Sinclair, these carefully selected contributors to the webinar will offer advice and support in this area
Sylvia was a Director at HSBC Global Banking & Markets. She suffered depression on and off for years, but then a series of personal life events and underlying issues brought everything to the fore. Wearing a mask at work, she continued to be successful until she was diagnosed with a life-threatening, stress/depression related illness. She slipped into suicidal depression. Sylvia talks frankly about her suicidal attempts, why she did it and how she covered it up.
David Beeney suffered for over thirty years, not wanting to reveal his mental health problems to colleagues or his employer. Believing it would damage his career, he was embarrassed and scared of the consequences. In 2004 he was working at Auto Trader when his team went out straight from work to watch an England game in the Euros. No one noticed when Ben left at half time. He didn’t turn up for work the next day. He had gone home to attempt suicide as life was no longer bearable for him. 10 years later David is a wellbeing consultant and mental health counsellor for Mind. He supports people through challenging times and shares impactful stories.
Clare Francis is a former financial journalist and is now Savings and Investments Director at Barclays. She also does a lot to try and help raise awareness and understanding of mental health issues after her husband took his own life seven years ago.