“Take a Minute, Change a Life” – a podcast for World Suicide Prevention Day


In this HeadStart podcast, our panel, which includes young people and national expert Dr. Pooky Knightsmith, discuss a range of issues related to how adults and organisations can support young people who are experiencing suicidal thoughts or at risk of doing so:

  • What kinds of factors do you think leads young people to the point where suicide feels like an option?
  • How should schools and other organisations talk to young people about suicide as an issue?
  • How can young people support one another? What warning signs might they see in friends?
  • What could schools or other organisations do to support young people who are depressed, or at risk of suicide?
  • What role do you think technology (including social media) can play, both positive and negative?


An excellent overview of a very difficult topic, mixing expert advice from Dr. Pooky Knightsmith, with the thoughts of three young people working with HeadStart.

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