Northern Ireland

Suicide awareness event for MLAs held at Stormont

Parliament Buildings
Image caption The training event was held at Stormont

A training event has been held at Stormont to help MLAs and business people to identify people at risk of taking their own lives.

It was organised by the Northern Ireland Assembly and Business Trust (NIABT) in partnership with suicide prevention charity PIPS Programmes.

PIPS Programmes is a charity which offers suicide prevention training.

It also aims to raise awareness of suicide and the support available.

The NIABT was established in 2002. It is an independent and self-financing educational charity whose focus is to foster development and promote Northern Ireland.

The trust brings together assembly members and the business sector to further its aims.

The group runs a programme of seminars, visits, fellowship placements and training events that bring together MLAs and business representatives.

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