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prevention of young suicide
                                            Newsletter Autumn 2009 no.40

                                    – Action and planning
                                             in Wales and

Also in this issue...
                 – New Partners
                 aim high to beat
                 the target – p8.            – Calendar Girls.
                                             See fundraising
                                             pages – p10/11.

     Chair’s report
                                                                                                   Out &                                             comment and make suggestions.              doctors and staff at a GP practice

                                                                                                                                                     Andy invited PAPYRUS to this               in London’s Islington.
                                                                                                                                                     reading as he wanted feedback
       Dear Friends
                                                                                                                                                     from us.                                   ! PAPYRUS in the                         AGM 2009 – Presenting a
      Another AGM has come and                       Minister for Health and                                                                         The resume of the play was
      gone – this was our twelfth!                   Care Services, PAPYRUS’s                                                                        as follows:                                Community                                successful package.                  4
          Many thanks to everyone                    concerns with regard to                                                                              Six people meet each week
      who came to Birmingham –                       planning for suicide prevention in                                                              with one aim: to kill themselves.          PAPYRUS Co-ordinator Tony Cox            New Horizons. DoH proposes
      as always we very much                         England post 2010. (See New Horizons
                                                                                                   IN Brief                                          Then Gabriel arrives, and the group        has represented PAPYRUS at several       a youth mental health service.       4
      appreciated the efforts you                    page 4) Our view was supported by                                                               tell their stories. As he listens to the   meetings. They include a ‘Help is at
      made to be with us.                            many other organisations present. The                                                           club pour their hearts out he sees         Hand’ evaluation meeting in Derby        Why self-harm?
          This year Kerry Napuk and Phil             APPG (see page 9) provides a most                                                               the people behind the stories and          and a Longridge Parents in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         – Exploring some of the
      Pitchford stepped down as Trustees.                                                                                                            he can’t keep his mouth closed any         Partnership meeting held at the
                                                     useful forum for the exchange of views
                                                                                                                                                                                                Longridge Secondary School. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         possible reasons.                    6
      Kerry has had a long association with          and information and the opportunity to                                                          longer.
      PAPYRUS and has been an effective              reach politicians directly or via the Chair                                                          The play addressed the                latter is a local group led by the
                                                                                                                                                                                                Police Family Unit. As well as           Freshers’ week – Manchester
      ambassador for mental health and               Madeline Moon MP who follows up                                                                 complexity of suicide and the many
      suicide prevention in Scotland over a          issues raised in these meetings with the                                                        reasons we may find ourselves on           interested parents, several of the       students sign up to the best
      long period of time. Phil’s expertise          appropriate Minister.                                                                           the road to nowhere. It is a story         teachers came to learn how               team, and get a free teabag!         7
      in Human Resources and his                         Following a lengthy consultation                                                            about friendship, forgiveness, love        HOPELineUK could help them deal
      contribution to the development of             period Talk to Me, the Action Plan to                                                           and hope and ultimately a death.           with issues they come across daily.      Deeside College – Our new
      our helpline have been of huge                 Reduce Suicide and                                                                                   It is a sombre subject which              Tony was also a speaker on           partners hoping to raise the
                                                                                                                                                                                                the work of HOPELineUK at the
      benefit to the charity. Many thanks to         Self-Harm in Wales was                                                                          I felt was dealt with not only
                                                                                                                                                                                                Professionals’ Network Launch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         target for fundraising.              8
      both of them for their wise counsel.           published on 2 November.                                                                        sensitively and truthfully but also
          A warm welcome to both                     This brings Wales in line
                                                                                                   It has been a diverse few weeks for               with some humour.                          for BME Communities: Blackburn
                                                                                                   Trustee Angela Robinson                                                                      with Darwen. A showing of our            Getting into Parliament –
      Maggie Candy, who joins us as a                with England, Scotland                                                                               The audience was very small
      co-opted Trustee, and to our new               and Northern Ireland,                                                                           due to the size of the theatre and         If Only …’ DVD, which aims               without having to plot.              9
      Community Events Fundraiser,                   whose national strategies                                                                       appeared to number people with             to help reduce
                                                                                                   Angela represents PAPYRUS                         an interest in script writing and          suicide in                               Liz Dalglish – fearless
      Elizabeth Daglish, who joins the               for suicide prevention have
                                                                                                   on the Westminster Suicide Prevention             the further development of scripts         South Asian                              community fundraiser joins us. 10
      team in Head Office.                           been in place for some time.
                                                                                                   Strategy initiative. Here she provides            into a play.                               communities,
          I also want to mention Colin                   As a Welsh person who has been
                                                                                                   an update on the Action Plan                                                                 was compli-
      Price. PAPYRUS is extremely                    campaigning in Wales over many years                                                                 Andy and the director Norman                                                   Deck the trees with
                                                                                                   for 2009-2012.                                                                               mented by
      fortunate to have many people who              I am personally delighted to see that
                                                                                                       This is now being implemented.
                                                                                                                                                     Murray now hope to develop the
                                                                                                                                                                                                several of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         sponsored baubles...               11
      support us on a pro bono basis. Colin,         the Welsh Assembly Government is                                                                script into a one-act play.
                                                                                                   PAPYRUS is mentioned in the Suicide                    PAPYRUS is frequently consulted       community
      our website designer for many years,           taking suicide prevention seriously.                                                                                                                                                Fill your bucket! A whole host
                                                                                                   Prevention Document and we are listed             by playwrights, film and programme         development
      is one of them, but his role has now               ‘Talk to Me’ is a great step forward.
                                                                                                   as an attendee at the brainstorming                                                          officers.                                of seasonal fundraising ideas
      come to an end. Colin’s design has             Success will depend on effective                                                                makers on story lines around suicide.
      been much applauded. With major                collaboration between all concerned
                                                                                                   meeting. Before this I had met with                                                                                                   to get you going.              12
                                                                                                   Chris Hume, the Suicide Prevention
      developments for our website in the            and adequate funding for
                                                                                                   Project Manager.                                  !Outreach
      pipeline we therefore aim to keep its          implementation. PAPYRUS looks
      clean, crisp look as we develop it further.    forward to being part of this process.
                                                                                                       In the actual action plan it is stated        Awareness Raising
                                                                                                   that PAPYRUS and HOPELineUK will be
      So to suicide prevention matters …In
                                                         The Trustees and staff join
                                                     me in thanking you for your
                                                                                                   promoted locally. Reference to
                                                                                                   HOPELineUK will be included where it
                                                                                                                                                     Angela and YoungPAPYRUS
                                                                                                                                                     co-ordinator Amy Llewellyn spoke
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Action to
      a recent meeting of the All Party
      Parliamentary Group on Suicide
                                                     continued support and wishing
                                                     you the very best over the
                                                                                                   is not currently, in signposting literature
                                                                                                   and also reference will be included in
                                                                                                                                                     to student volunteers at a London
                                                                                                                                                     Nightline training weekend at
      Prevention (APPG) I was able to                festive season.
      convey directly to Phil Hope MP,                                  Sincerely Anne Parry
                                                                                                   training and briefing for CAMHS tier 1
                                                                                                   staff. It is to be ongoing and has a
                                                                                                                                                     University College London to raise
                                                                                                                                                     awareness of PAPYRUS and
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Suicide in
                                                    Share a Card …
                                                                                                   named person from the Children’s
                                                                                                   Services NHS Westminster with
                                                                                                                                                     HOPELineUK. Nightline is a
                                                                                                                                                     student helpline service that listens,         North Wales                        Anne and fellow speakers at the Colwyn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Bay Conference.
There is still time to                              and help the                                   responsibility for this.                          provides emotional support and
                     S                                                                                                                                                                          The Action to Prevent Suicide in               Phil Chick, who has recently
support PAPYRU                                      environment, too.
                                                                                                       HOPELineUK is also mentioned in               information anonymously to
                                                                                                                                                                                                North Wales conference took                transferred to the National Leadership
                       r                                                                           ‘Interventions aimed at those who have
and help spread ou
                                                                                                   attempted suicide or have suicide                                                            place in Colwyn Bay this                   and Innovation Agency for Healthcare,
                                                        If you are concerned about purchasing                                                            Angela has also presented
 messa ge via your                                  Christmas cards for each and every             ideation’.                                        PAPYRUS and HOPELineUK at a
                                                                                                                                                                                                October, chaired by Anne Parry.
                                                                                                                                                                                                The conference was organised
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           was formerly Director of Mental
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Health within the Welsh Assembly
 Christmas greeting                                 colleague at work or college, why not put                                                        Mental Health Promotion and
                                                                                                                                                                                                by the North Wales Suicide                 Government. He developed the Suicide
                      as card includes a            the money to good use. PAPYRUS will            ! Dramatic                                        Suicide Prevention Meeting of
                                                                                                                                                                                                Prevention Stakeholders                    Prevention Action Plan for Wales under
 Our charity Christm                                                                                                                                 staff at Harperbury Hospital,
                      HOPELineUK and                supply you with a quality Christmas card       Interpretation of Suicide                                                                    Network with funding and                   the chairmanship of the Chief Medical
 brief description of                                                                                                                                Hertfordshire and met with
                       cards are sold in            which you can ask your friends and                                                                                                          secretariat from Vale of                   Officer, Dr Tony Jewell.
 contact details. The
                      50 per pack,                  colleagues to sign and then display in a                                                                                                    Clwyd MIND.                                    The 125 delegates were able to
 packs of 10 for £4.                     d                                                         Angela attended a Reading of
                      and can be ordere             prominent position in your building. The                                                                                                    After an opening speech by Anne, Phil      choose from many workshops of topical
 including postage                                                                                 The Mass Suicide Club, a play by
  from Head Office.              cards on our
                                                    amount everyone would have spent on
                                                    cards can be donated and gift aided
                                                                                                   Andy Pandini.                                       Don’t forget                             Chick spoke about Implementing the         and clinical interest.
       If you would like to               tel                                                                                                      Recycle this newsletter. Pop it              Suicide Prevention and Self Harm               The conference was hugely
                     tact Liz Daglish on            to PAPYRUS and we shall send you a                                                                                                          Reduction Action Plan for Wales,           oversubscribed and the Network is
   behalf please con                                certificate in celebration of the amount
                                                                                                   The rehearsed reading was presented as        next door when you have read it
   01282 432 555    email                                                                          part of the London Bridge Festival in         or leave it at your dentist, doctor            followed by Sofia Wadman on                planning a similar event in the Spring of
                                  you raised. To join in please contact Liz                                                                                                   the Welsh Youth Consultation on            2010. To register an interest contact
   liz.daglish@papyru                               Daglish Community Fundraiser on 01282
                                                                                                   July 2009. At the end of the play the            or hairdresser … helping to
                                                                                                   audience was to have an opportunity to                spread the word.                       attitudes to suicide.                      Carol Evans at
                                                    432555 or
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sharing experience ...
                                                                                                 From July to October 2009,
                                                                                                 the Department of Health
                                                                                                 held a public consultation,
                                                                                                                                                   New Horizons                                                                                 Dear PAPYRUS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I am writing to you on behalf of ‘Elizabeth’s
 UPDATE        Around 40
     people attended this
                                                        Election of Officers
                                                                                                 called New Horizons in Mental
                                                                                                 Health. This sets out the
                                                                                                 Government’s strategy for
                                                                                                                                                   – but where is suicide                                                                       campaign – better mental health services for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                young persons aged 18 – 25’. The campaign’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                objectives are to ensure better support service

                                                        A G M           2 0 0 9
                                                                                                 mental health in England for                                                                                                                   delivery specifically for patients who have
   year’s Annual General                           At the AGM Anne Parry, Chair,
                                                                                                 the next 10 years and replaces                                                                                                                 received long term in-patient paediatric to
                                                   Paul Kelly, Secretary and Mark
Meeting which took place                           Heaton, Treasurer, were all re-elected.       the National Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                adolescent psychiatric care and who are, at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                age eighteen, transferred into adult psychiatric
 on World Mental Health                            TRUSTEES
                                                                                                 Framework (NSF) which has                         and the other proving difficult. We await
                                                                                                                                                   further clarification on the proposed
                                                                                                                                                                                                       • personalised care – ensuring that
                                                                                                                                                                                                       care is based on individuals’ needs
                                                                                                 been in place since 1999.
   Day on 10th October.                            Margaret Brunskill – Merseyside
                                                   Maggie Candy – Kent
                                                                                                                                                   new service.                                        and wishes, leading to recovery               As I am sure you already know young people who
                                                                                                 A ten year programme for suicide prevention –         PAPYRUS believes that a major injection         • multi-agency commissioning/            suffer from long-term mental illness mostly receive good
                                                   Eustace de Souza – Manchester                                                                   of new funding will be required in order to         collaboration – working to achieve a
                                                                                                 the National Suicide Prevention Strategy for                                                                                                   quality in-patient care within adolescent psychiatric
                                                   Samina Hassan – London                                                                          achieve the vision outlined in New Horizons.        joint approach between local
                                                                                                 England – has been running in parallel with                                                                                                    services. However, at age eighteen they are then
                                                   Paul Kelly – Oxfordshire                                                                                                                            authorities, the NHS and others,
   The AGM is the one time in the year             Ken Lockett – Lancashire                      the NSF and comes to an end in 2010. It is                                                                                                     transferred to adult in-patient care, which has a number
   when Trustees, staff and members can                                                          unclear how New Horizons will dovetail into       Comment from Professor Louis                        mirrored by cross-government             of major implications to the young person’s prognosis.
                                                   Anne Parry – Flintshire
   get together to renew acquaintance or to        Martyn Piper – Wiltshire                      any future suicide prevention policy on a         Appleby, National Clinical Director                 collaboration                            Once transferred to adult services, patients are expected
   meet each other face to face – perhaps          Nicki Ray – Berkshire                         national scale.                                   for Mental Health                                   • innovation – seeking out new           to take a far greater degree of responsibility for their
   for the first time.                             Angela Robinson – London                                                                        For more than 18 months, the New                    and dynamic ways to achieve our          own medical and social treatment. Those people who
                Our guest speaker,                 Anita Sutcliffe – Lancashire.                 PAPYRUS’s response to the                         Horizons team and I have been meeting               objectives based on research and         have experienced long-term in-patient care from the
           Dr Tegwyn Williams,                                                                   consultation document included                    with a wide range of people up and down             new technologies                         age of fifteen, for example, lack the necessary social
           (pictured) Clinical Director of                                                       the following points:                             the country. We’ve been listening to their          • value for money – delivering           skills and emotional maturity to cope in such an
           Mental Health Services, Abertawe       the internet and our call for universal                                                          hopes, ideas and aspirations for the future         cost-effective and innovative services   environment because they have missed out on the key
           Bro Morgannwg University NHS           limitations on the permitted amount of         As a charity dedicated to suicide prevention      of mental health in England from 2010.              in a period of recession                 development stage during adolescence. Many see
           Trust, described how he and his        paracetamol that can be bought in retail       we are disappointed that the New Horizons              A wide spectrum of views and a                 • strengthening transition –             adults who have been in care for many years and feel a
   team – along with colleagues from a            outlets. Trustee Angela Robinson, who          programme does not include a specific suicide     huge number of good ideas have been                 improving the often difficult            sense of despair at the thought of their own path.
   diverse group of agencies – dealt              represents PAPYRUS on the Suicide              prevention strategy. Suicide prevention has two   forthcoming from people who use mental              transition from child and adolescent
   with the apparent increase in suicides         Prevention Advisory Group chaired by           brief mentions in the consultation document.      health services, from carers, commissioners,        mental health services to adult                Specifically, there must be an interim unit for young
   identified in his region.                      Professor Appleby, reported on the             Without the high profile the Government has       clinicians and many more besides.                   services, for those with continuing      persons enabling them to deal with the daunting
        He graphically described the reality of   group’s progress.                              given to suicide prevention over the past 10      Combining this with growing evidence                needs.                                   realisation of their own care in an adult environment
   living and working in Bridgend at the                                                         years PAPYRUS fears the emphasis on this          about well-being and resilience, as well as                                                  before the transition to full adult services, with
   time of the media explosion, the huge                                                         important subject will diminish.                  learning from the best services in the          The Department of                            appropriately trained medical, nursing and support staff.
   intrusion into people’s lives and the fear                                                        We welcome the focus on prevention in         country today, we have produced this            Health is currently                          It is the campaign’s belief that this issue must be
   of further copy cat suicides.                                                                 New Horizons. However, the allocation of          report as a basis for further consultation.     looking at what                              addressed and that there is a formal framework put in
        Dr Williams also pointed out that                                                        funding needs to be carefully balanced.           Already, a number of key themes                 people said in                               place so that patients can progressively learn the skills
   many of the inquests into the deaths of                                                       Finance directed to prevention should not         are emerging:                                   response to the                              needed to take responsibility for their medical and social
   young people in the area did not result                                                       compromise treatment provision within                  • prevention and public mental health      New Horizons                                 care that is dependant upon that patient’s individual
   in a suicide verdict and that despite                                                         mental health services.                                – recognising the need to prevent as       consultation.                                needs and mental capability.
   speculation in the media there was             Amy Llewellyn (left) with YoungPAPYRUS             There is one, new and innovative                   well as treat mental health problems       It plans to
   no evidence of anything untoward               attendees Jenny and Omar.                      proposal in New Horizons, which PAPYRUS                and promote mental health and              publish the final                                Any framework should not only improve the quality
   connecting the young people that had                                                          wholeheartedly supports – the development of           well-being                                 New Horizons                                 of day-to-day living for these patients but also reduce
   caused the deaths.                              “The reason I got involved with               a youth mental health service for 14-25 year           • stigma – strengthening our focus on      approach                                     the risk of re-admittance to hospital or even worse
        The AGM also provides an                   YoungPAPYRUS was I have had                   olds. The charity identified this need some            social inclusion and tackling stigma and   before the                                   through the criminal justice service, once released into
   opportunity to demonstrate some of the          personal experience over the last             time ago. Many of our members have                     discrimination wherever they occur         end of                                       the community. Implementing such a framework would
   work undertaken by the charity and to           year of two friends attempting                reported difficulties in accessing appropriate         • early intervention – expanding the       2009.                                        include specific hospital or unit based facilities, training
   this end Amy Llewellyn spoke about the          suicide, and one friend’s brother             mental health services for their children. The         principle of early intervention to                                                      for specialist registrars (SpR) working in paediatric and
   development of YoungPAPYRUS and                 actually managing it. I don’t                 boundaries between Child and Adolescent                improve long-term outcomes                                                              adolescent psychiatry in line with the RCPsych
   introduced two of her young recruits –          pretend I can possibly know what              Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and Adult                                                                                                       Competency Based Curriculum for Specialist Training in
                                                   losing a family member to suicide             Mental Health Services are often ill-defined                     New Horizons consultation document can be viewed at:
   Omar and Jenny – each of whom                                                                                                                                                                                                                Psychiatry June 2008.
                                                   feels like firsthand, but I do know           with subsequent transition between one                 
   spoke eloquently about the emotional
   well- being of young people.                    a little of what grief can feel like,                                                                                                                                                         The reason I am involved and concerned with this
        Press Officer Rosemary Vaux gave a         having lost family members myself                                                                                                                                                         area of medicine is that my daughter Elizabeth Anna

                                                                                             Will power ...
   flavour of our positive relationship with       from other causes. I’m also aware                                                                          from Inheritance tax, currently          PAPYRUS formally in their will        Rattenbury age 21 passed away on 11 May 09 taking
   the Press Complaints Commission by              of many student mental health                                                                              charged at 40% on estates exceed-        pledge to provide an important        her own life whilst an in-patient. Lizzie had spent many
   highlighting some of our recent successes       problems around me as I study,                                                                             ing £300,000 – a tangible benefit.       source of funding that has the        years travelling through the paediatric & youth services
   in persuading some national newspapers          and part of YoungPAPYRUS’s                                                                                     Those who choose to remember         power to save future young lives.     but was totally unprepared for the next transition.
   to adjust their online versions in line with    mission is to promote good                For many of us making a will is never                                                                                                           Having spoken to her friends from the various units
   recommended media guidelines.                   student mental health at an early         an easy subject, but it can become                                                                                                              around the country, they all appear to have shared the
        PAPYRUS Co-ordinator Tony Cox              stage, before problems become             less difficult when we know we are                             Thanks to the generosity of John and      been looking for a suitable charity to same fear and trepidation of the transition into the
   gave an overview of the Hew Horizons            extremely serious.”                       leaving a legacy that will benefit                             Brenda Carlile PAPYRUS has                nominate and came across yourselves. unknown adult service and most experienced despair
   programme for Mental Health in England                                            Jenny   others. Family and friends, of course,                         received a substantial bequest from the   Having looked at your website we       and lack of hope.
   (see opposite).                                                                           and if possible ensuring the ripple of                         estate of their late uncle, Thomas        have decided that we would like to                                        Simon Rattenbury
        Trustees Martyn Piper and Anita             Our thanks to everyone who               our lives reaches further afield.                              Anthony Gane.                             nominate you for this money since you                          Simon is a Clinical Microbiologist
   Sutcliffe gave delegates an update on          contributed to a most interesting               Bequests to charities are exempt                              “We have been left a bequest to       aim to help young people suffering                                        based in an NHS Trust.
   our campaign for greater safety on                                                                                                                       nominate to a charity of our choice.      from depression and to try and help
                                                         and successful day.
                                                                                                                                                            Our son suffered from severe clinical     prevent them from committing suicide.
                                                                                                                                                            depression for six years ending in him    This would be a fitting memory to our
          4 PAPYRUS AUTUMN 2009                                                                                                                             committing suicide in 2001. We have       son Warrand.”                                              PAPYRUS AUTUMN 2009 5
IN Brief                                    SPOTLIGHT: Suicide and self-harm                                                                                                                          YoungPAPYRUS
                                            Cause and effect                                                                                              Student fun on a serious note                                                               Megan (far left)
PAPYRUS has received a grant, over                                                                                                                                                                                                                    chats to the students
two years, from BBC Children in Need        PAPYRUS member Louise Carpenter reports on The Association                                                                                                                                                during Freshers’
towards the operation of HOPELineUK                                                                                                                                                                                                                   week.
and raising awareness that help is
                                            for Child and Adolescent Mental Health conference – Suicide and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Amy (inset below
available.                                  Self Harm: Strategies in Prevention and Intervention.                                                                                                                                                     left) shows off the
     We thank the thousands of donors,                                                                                                                                                                                                                PAPYRUS stall.
fundraisers and organisations who ‘did      Professor Phillip Graham set the
something different’ and contributed to     scene with the complexity of statistical           Dr Peter Hindley, Consultant Child
the campaign, which amounted to a           information available for self-harm and       and Adolescent Psychiatrist in Paediatric
record-breaking appeal night. This grant    suicide in young people, highlighting the     Liaison at St. Thomas’ Hospital, delivered
is a major boost to the work we do to try   alarming fact that less than a third of       a packed presentation on recent research
to prevent young people from taking         young people who self-harm come to            findings. He pointed to the important
their own lives.                            clinical attention. He reminded us that       disinhibiting factors of alcohol and drugs
     David Ramsden, chief executive         frequently there is conflation between        and outlined some high risk populations

of BBC Children in Need, said: “Our         the two and proposed that in his view,        of young people – those in social care,

grants are made possible by the amazing     the epidemiology is quite different.          bully-victims and bullies, youth offenders
generosity of the public. They make it      Having underlined the dangerous myth          – supporting the need for specialist
possible for us to help great initiatives   that adolescence and depression               services. He moved on to consider social
like the HOPELineUK helpline to             naturally coexist, he highlighted the role    processes which indicate there may be                         Amy Llewellyn, YoungPAPYRUS
continue to help change young lives         of low self-worth, distorted adolescent       some social modelling in male peer
                                                                                                                                                        Co-ordinator, on busy student activity
for the better.”
     All grants go to projects working
                                            perceptions and the social and economic
                                            context of young people growing up
                                                                                          groups, also advising us of the strong
                                                                                          association between difficulties in                           and venturing into social networking.                                         Signing on...
with children and young people who          today as giving an additional perspective     relationships, bullying and non-                                                                                                            Manchester University’s Volunteering and
may be affected by homelessness,            in understanding this challenge.              heterosexual orientation and pathology,                       Flying corporate colours at Manchester University                             Community Engagement Team – part of
neglect, abuse or poverty, or those                                                       whilst underlining that not all those who                     Students’ Union Freshers’ Fair was an enthusiastic                            the Careers and Employability Division –
who have encountered serious illness,            Dr Julia Ronder, Consultant and          present with self-harming behaviours                          team of YoungPAPYRUS supporters manning our                                   invited YoungPAPYRUS to participate
disabilities and psychological disorders.   Lead Child Psychiatrist in East Kent          have mental health problems.                                  purple-and-yellow themed stand.                                               in its community fete on 8 October, a
                                            Hospitals and Dr Anja                                                                                           Attendance was overwhelming, with freshers eagerly queueing in            chance for students to find volunteering
                                            Malmendier–Muehlschlegel,                                                                                   the rain at 9 am.                                                             opportunities and for us to recruit.
                                            Consultant Child and Adolescent             This was an extensive, thought-                                     On each of the three days around 8,000 students passed through the             Whilst there were fewer attendees
                                            Psychiatrist at the Lenworth clinic in      provoking and rich conference.                                  event, keeping our volunteers Megan, Amy, Jennifer, Omar, Melisa and Lisa     than the Freshers’ Fair, those that came
                                            Ashford have both been jointly involved                                                                     extremely busy. We distributed 800 flyers as well as toys, balloons, sweets   showed a greater interest in joining
                                            in setting up a Dialectical Behaviour                                                                       and teabags to ensure we made our mark with these new students.               YoungPAPYRUS and I was able to talk
                                            Therapy (DBT) informed service for young            Louise is the Strategic Lead Specialist                     In addition we collected hundreds of email addresses in an                at length to around 50, all of whom left
PAPYRUS on The Life                         people with parasuicidal and suicidal           in the Community Child and Adolescent                       energetic recruitment drive, enabling us to follow the                        their email addresses.
Channel                                     behaviours within a busy Tier 3 CAMHS            Mental Health Services (CAMHS) team,                       event with a personalised mailing to 423 individual                                After touring the various opportunities
                                            team. We benefitted from their joint                              North Wales NHS Trust.                    students, with whom we hope to maintain interest in                           available, students were then able to
PAPYRUS has recently collaborated with      extensive knowledge and enthusiasm                                                                                                              YoungPAPYRUS.                             attend several panel sessions on the

                                                                                                                                 In confidence
The Life Channel to conceive a              for DBT which they synthesised into an                                                                                                                                                    benefits of voluntary work.
strong campaign aimed at engaging           engrossing presentation, brought to life
vulnerable young people who may             with case studies, covering the bioso-
need help.                                  cial theory, where the young persons’
    The Life Channel is a community         biological vulnerability leads them to                                                             The number of patient deaths by suicide
                                                                                                                                                                                               Stay connected via Facebook and Twitter
television network promoting services       process criticism from their invalidating                                                     has gone down to its lowest level since data         PAPYRUS has expanded its online presence recently, with the creation of
and information on health, wellbeing        environment badly, thus leading to                                                            collection began in 1997. In 2006, there were        a Facebook ‘fan’ site and a foray into Twitter.
and community issues, reaching an           pervasive emotional dysregulation.        The National Confidential Inquiry into              185 fewer deaths than in 2005. The number of             You can now show your support for PAPYRUS by
audience of seven million people                                                      Suicide and Homicide is a research                  in-patient suicides has continued to fall from a     becoming a virtual ‘fan,’ by searching for PAPYRUS
each month.                                      Dr Dennis Ougrin, Specialist         project at the Centre for Suicide                   high of 219 deaths in 1997 to 141 in 2006.           Prevention of Young Suicide in the ‘pages’ section of
    The PAPYRUS campaign is a               Registrar in Child and Adolescent         Prevention in the University of                          There have been no reports of in-patient        Facebook. You can keep up-to-date with news and events,
short, but powerful ‘advertisement’         Psychiatry at South London and            Manchester.                                         deaths using fixed curtain rails since 2003,         as well as browse photographs from our
urging young people in need to call         Maudesley NHS Trust and Kraupl                The recently published annual report found:     following an NHS directive calling for them to be    fantastic fundraisers.
HOPELineUK. It can be viewed at             Taylor research fellow at the Institute   • a fall in suicide by mental health patients       removed from wards. The report also found that           This fan page is also linked to Twitter, which allows us to run a daily by entering              of Psychiatry, shared a model of self-        overall and a continued fall in suicide by      the number of suicides by patients in the            ‘newsfeed’ of activity. To keep updated via your Twitter account, visit
PAPYRUS in the white box (it may            harm assessment being developed at            in-patients                                     community who have refused treatment or     and request to ‘follow’ us, or search for
take a few seconds to load).                the Maudesley, which shows promise        • suicide following absconding from the ward        refused further contact with services has fallen.    ‘suicide prevention.’
    The campaign is primarily aimed         in addressing the challenge of                remains a serious problem                            However, in the 10 years to 2006, there were        Links to both pages can also be found at
for use in schools, colleges and doctors’   engagement with adolescents, up to        • however, few serious incidents occurred           469 suicides by patients who had left a ward             Private messaging, discussion boards and other interactive features have been
surgeries. To sponsor the campaign in       77% of whom drop out of treatment.            following absconding from secure units.         without permission. Most were on an open             removed from all PAPYRUS social networking sites as a precaution. Although the
your area, contact Jeremy Earley,           As poor engagement is linked to               The research, funded by the National Patient    ward – only five had absconded from a secure         internet can be used as a valuable tool to spread positive messages, we are very
Commercial Director at The Life             increased suicidality and hopelessness,   Safety Agency, examines suicide and homicide        psychiatric unit.                                    aware of the potential for harmful activity.
Channel on 07814 255 298.                   this is indeed an interesting and         data for people with mental illness for England     A full copy of the National Confidential                 Fundraisers wishing to add photos to the Facebook or Twitter pages can email                      important development.                    and Wales. The figures relate to 1997-2006 for      Inquiry report is available at:                      them to with details of their event.
                                                                                      suicide and 1997-2005 for homicide.       
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                          MediaUPDATE                                                     Partnership – Deeside College

          Media monitoring
          is our business
          In the last issue I reported on successful media collaboration that
          resulted in the removal from several newspaper websites of
          information that PAPYRUS regarded as excessive detail about
          methods of suicide.
                                                                                          dig deep
              We continue, in consultation with the Press Complaints
          Commission, to highlight irresponsible reporting and have had                   Deeside College students and
          further success.                                                                staff are hoping to raise lots of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        “PAPYRUS is the leading
              Reports by the Daily Telegraph, the Daily                                   money for PAPYRUS as its                             PAPYRUS and Deeside at launch; PAPYRUS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        organisation dealing with real issues
          Mirror and The Sun all named a prescribed                                                                                            charity wall (right).
          medication that had been taken by a                                             charity of the year.                                                                                                                                                          that could be affecting any one of
          teenage girl who took her own life with an                                                                                                                                                                                                                    our students right now. We are
                                                                                          PAPYRUS has been adopted with huge                    people in further education.               project for YoungPAPYRUS.                                                    absolutely delighted to be
          overdose of the substance. We objected
                                                                                          enthusiasm by staff at both Deeside College and            Deeside pupils will take part             Similarly, general awareness raising                                     supporting the charity this year, and
          because it was medication that vulnerable
                                                                                          Northop College of Horticulture. Staff member         in relaxed forums with a focus             sessions with staff and students are                                         I have no doubt that the students
          teenage girls could easily obtain from their
                                                                                          and fundraising co-ordinator, Paul Hinchliffe,        on our current theme of transition         proving popular, providing an excellent                         and staff at Deeside College have chosen a

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Principal QUOTE
                                                                                          is aiming to surpass last year’s extraordinary        from school, with the possibility          opportunity to inform on suicidal                               most worthwhile cause. The hard work and
              In some of these instances there has been substantial
                                                                                          achievement of raising almost £27,000 for             of these evolving into a new               indicators and available help.                                  generosity of everyone associated with Deeside
          negotiation. For example in this latter case, one newspaper
                                                                                          the NSPCC.                                                                                                                                                       College, evidenced through many years of
          initially argued that because there was no reference to the
                                                                                               Anne Parry, Debbie Thompson and Amy                                                                                                                         fundraising, will ensure that not only will we
          quantity of pills taken there was no breach of the Editors’ Code of                                                                    BTEC – Children’s Care, Learning and Development year 1
                                                                                          Llewellyn joined College Principal David Jones,                                                                                                                  raise a large amount of money each year for
          Practice and it was not willing to amend the piece. However, we                                                                        students are especially involved with the PAPYRUS year and
                                                                                          staff and College students at a media photocall                                                                                                                  PAPYRUS, but also just as importantly, a great
          successfully pursued.                                                                                                                  offer their thoughts:
                                                                                          to officially launch the year’s fundraising. With                                                                                                                deal of publicity and awareness raising. I have
              We are also raising concern about reference by some press to a
                                                                                          bold promotional displays around the college,                                          Gemma Pitchford:                                                          made it my personal mission this year, to make
          bridge in Scotland as a ‘popular suicide spot’. (See below).                                                                          Katie Pitchford:
              Encouraging responsible media reporting that does not
                                                                                          including a vast charity wall with plasma screen,                                      “The charity helps to save young people’s                                 sure everyone I meet knows about PAPYRUS,
                                                                                          PAPYRUS cannot be missed.                             “I think it is good as it raises lives. I am hoping to be involved in raising                              and the great work undertaken by everyone
          sensationalise, glamorise or normalise suicide is, I believe, an                                                                      awareness for young people
                                                                                               Students and staff are now planning a series                                      money through a variety of events.”                                       involved with the charity. We have had a very
          essential role for PAPYRUS.                                                                                                           on how important suicide
                                                                                          of events and activities. From Dragon Boat                                                                                                                       successful start to the fundraising year, with
              Our approach is always collaborative, never confrontational.                                                                      prevention is. I am looking
                                                                                          racing, white water rafting and sky diving to                                                                                                                    many thousands of pounds already raised,
          After all, we also approach these same editors to run positive                                                                        forward to being involved in
                                                                                          sponsored walks, bike rides and marathons it                                                             Charlene Blackborow:                                    and through a wide range of activities and
          stories about PAPYRUS and to include HOPELineUK as a
                                                                                          promises to be a busy year.                           many charity events and                                                                                    challenges over the next 10 months, I am sure
          confidential, non-judgmental source of help for young people with
                                                                                                                                                took part in selling raffle                   “I feel it is important to inform
                                                                                               Last month was the annual Principal’s Charity                                                                                                               we will raise a record sum.”
          suicidal feelings and those concerned about them.                                                                                                                                people that suicide happens and it
                                                                                          Dinner. ”It was a wonderful evening, beautifully      tickets for a harvest                                                                                                           David Jones, Principal and
              A third party such as PAPYRUS may complain on an individual’s                                                                                                                                  can be prevented.”
                                                                                          presented and extremely well supported by local       hamper.”                                                                                                                  Chief Executive at Deeside College.
          behalf, so if you have a concern I shall be happy to handle it for
                                                                                          businesses and dignitaries, indicating the high
          you. And, of course, I am always happy to discuss other media
                                                                                          regard in which the College is held,” said Anne
          issues that you might have.
                                                                                          Parry. “The work the students and staff do for             All Party Parliamentary Suicide Prevention Group.
                                                   Rosemary Vaux, Press Office.
                                                                                          their chosen charity is renowned and we are
                              Tel 020 8943 5343 email
                                                                                          looking forward to working with them to help           It is 12 months since this group was launched in the House of               The first meeting of the current parliamentary
                                                                                          raise funds to support HOPELineUK.”                    Commons. At the inaugural meeting in November 2008 Madeline             year considered Men, Mental Distress and Suicide:
                                                                                               The Rt Hon David Hanson, Delyn MP and             Moon MP for Bridgend expressed the hope that the establishment          ‘How to reach young men with help and advice’

Suicide Hotspots                                                                          Home Office Minister attended the Dinner. “As a
                                                                                          patron of PAPYRUS I am delighted the College
                                                                                          has adopted our charity for the forthcoming
                                                                                                                                                 of the All Party Group on Suicide Prevention would improve
                                                                                                                                                 understanding and raise awareness of suicide and self-harm issues
                                                                                                                                                 both with parliamentary colleagues and back in constituencies,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         with speakers: Phil Hope MP – Minister of State
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         for Care Services, Vicki Nash – Head of Policy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and Campaigns, MIND and Professor David
The term ‘suicide hotspot’ has two            individuals. There are also many less       year. The evening itself was very enjoyable with       advance dialogue with ministers and keep the issue of suicide           Gunnell – University of Bristol.
possible meanings. It is frequently           well-known locations and every local        some entertaining speeches and a wide range of         prevention high on the Government’s agenda.                                 Phil Hope’s ministerial responsibilities at the Department of
used to refer to either a town,               area will have sites and structures that    fundraising activities,” he commented.                                                                                                      Health include mental health services and the
county or country with a relatively high      lend themselves to suicide attempts.                                                                Five meetings took place during the parliamentary year and                            New Horizons programme which will set out the
rate of suicide among its resident                The National Institute for Mental       Engaging students                                       addressed the following issues:                                                       Government’s approach to mental health over
population or a specific, usually public,     Health in England (NIMHE) recognises                                                                                                                                                      the next 10 years.
site that is frequently used as a location    the high importance of this issue.          Not only is our partnership with Deeside                !  The role of the media with speakers Will Gore (Press Complaints                        Following each meeting Madeline Moon has
for suicide.                                  As part of its contribution to the          college fantastic from a fundraising                       Commission), Paul Holleran (National Union of Journalists), and Dominic written to the relevant Minister or Ministers to
     Many well-known locations                implementation of the National Suicide      point of view, it also gives more young                    Rudd (Samaritans).                                                                 highlight the issues raised. A number of specific
throughout the world have become              Prevention Strategy for England and to      people the chance to get involved with                  !  The impact of the internet with speakers Professor Tanya Byron, Professor          meetings with Ministers have taken place including a
associated with suicidal acts. They           achieve an overall reduction in suicides,   the charity through YoungPAPYRUS.                          Sonia Livingstone (London School of Economics) and Dr Rachel                       meeting with Minister of Employment, Jim Knight,
include both man-made structures and          it has published guidance notes to              Through open discussion and problem-                   O’Connell from Bebo.                                                               to discuss the role of Job Centre Plus during the
natural sites, such as a bridge or a cliff,   assist multi-agency groups to identify      solving sessions, students will gain a greater          !  Learning best practice from suicide prevention strategies across the home          recession and the support they are able to provide
some of which have iconic status or           ‘hotspots’ for suicide and to take          understanding of the charity they are working              nations with presentations from Professor Louis Appleby (England),                 to vulnerable individuals.
significance. These places seem to            appropriate steps to improve safety and     so hard to fundraise for, and PAPYRUS will                 Dougie Patterson (Scotland) and Dr Sarah Watkins (Wales).                              The meetings were attended by Anne Parry,
act as magnets, attracting suicidal           deter acts of suicide at those locations.   gain the valuable perspective of young                  !  Suicide amongst forces veterans with Professor Nav Kapur as speaker.               Rosemary Vaux and Trustee, Paul Kelly.
                                                                                                                                                  !  People with mental health problems or learning disabilities in the criminal
                                                                                                                                                     justice system with speakers Juliet Lyon from the Prison Reform
        8 PAPYRUS AUTUMN 2009                                                                                                                        Trust and Frances Crook from the Howard League for Penal Reform.                                         PAPYRUS AUTUMN 2009 9
                                                                                      ed with the                                                     generous and energetic support of                                                                      Christmas Tree
                                                            Once more we are overwhelm                                                                                                                                                                       Festivals
                                                        Fundraising and donations
Elizabeth Daglish joins the Head Office team
                                                                                                                                     Lions’ pride –
I was absolutely thrilled to receive the            ! PAPYRUS-in-the-Marches                                                         David Barwick,                                                    ! Hero Next Door
phone call offering me the post of                  Huge thanks to Stephanie Lyth-Lawley and                                         Anne and Tony                                                     Jacqueline Kent and her friends at Hero
Community Fundraiser with PAPYRUS.                  her intrepid committee who continue their                                        Parry.                                                            Next Door, the Aberdeen PAPYRUS fundraising
After beginning my career in                        tremendous support for PAPYRUS and                                                                                                                 group is flourishing. They now have the support
fundraising with a learning disability              HOPELineUK. They have raised another                                                                                                               of Granite Garters (Aberdeen Burlesque
charity and then gaining valuable                   substantial amount this year through a                                                                                                             Society), which has shot a charity pin-up calendar   Fakenham
fundraising experience at the local                 wonderful variety of events including their                                                                                                        to raise more funds. A fun Christmas stocking        Church Norfolk
hospice in Burnley, to work for a                   annual Christmas Fair as we go to press. …      Lions Clubs in his District and made
                                                                                                                                                                                                       present, it is now on pre-sale at
national charity is incredible; to work             Brilliant, we all thank you …Ed.                presentations about PAPYRUS to follow                                                                                                                   Member Di Butler is
for the prevention of young suicide is                                                              District Governors in the UK.                                                                                                                           sponsoring a Christmas tree in
                                                                                                    Wonderful support for our work, and                                                                                                                     the name of PAPYRUS in memory
personally unparalleled!                            ! Sparkling piano recital for                   fantastic profile raising ….thank you … Ed.
     Part of my role is to support individuals                                                                                                                                                                                                              of her son David, at a special
                                                    PAPYRUS                                                                                                                                                                                                 festival at her parish church in
and organisations fundraising for PAPYRUS,                                                                                                             ! Pink Support for TATTOO JAM
                                                    A warm welcome to new members Ann               ! Manchester Super Six                                                                                                                                  Fakenham, Norfolk.
building on the sterling support that Lisa and
                                                    and Dan Naylor who have founded a               Six intrepid girls from the Manchester             PAPYRUS was the nominated charity for this year’s three                                                   The Christmas Tree Festival is the
other members of the Head Office team have
                                                    charitable fund in memory of their son          Triathlon Club completed an enormous               day TATTOO JAM at Doncaster Racecourse – the biggest                                                 highlight of the church year, attracting over
provided to date. This can be by supporting the
                                                    James, which aims to fund projects to           physical and mental challenge, which is the        tattoo convention in the UK featuring 220 international                                              20,000 visitors last year. Each day during
event or helping in the organisational stages of
                                                    prevent young suicide.                          first of its kind.                                 tattooists and 30 live bands.                                                                        the week 3 to 10 December the church will
fundraising, the other part is to raise awareness
                                                         The first fundraising event for the             Kate Gallop (24), Catie Smith (30),               Huge thanks to the organisers and tattoo rocker                                                  be lit by 80 Christmas trees decorated for
of the essential work and services that
                                                    James Naylor Memorial Fund was a                Anna Tayler (24), Deborah Tout (30)                PINK who donated a signed pink guitar for the auction.                                               one of the charities taking part.
PAPYRUS provides.
                                                    Concert in September at Tonbridge School in     Elise Welch (29) and Katie Winter (26)             Amy Llewellyn and YoungPAPYRUS members did a                                                              Visitors donate coins to support their
     We already have fantastic groups operating
                                                    Kent, the proceeds of which have been very      climbed the UK’s three largest peaks – Ben         great job raising awareness. Many thanks to all sponsors.                                            chosen charities, which range from large
in the Marches, North Wales and Aberdeen and
                                                    kindly donated to PAPYRUS.                      Nevis, Scarfell Pike, Snowdon – and swam                  Pink guitar won by Iain Bennett and presented by                                              national organisations to local schools and
I hope to engage an active volunteer fundraising
                                                         It was very well attended and Trustee      the three largest lakes – Loch Lomond, Lake                                                 Amy Llewellyn.                                              nurseries. During the last seven years since
group for Pendle in the very near future. I would
                                                    Angela Robinson and member Andrea Linell        Windermere, Lake Bala – in a continuous                                                                                                                 the first festival over £200,000 has been
also like to organise annual campaigns that                                                                                                                                                              ! Pick and Mix
                                                    joined the audience, which packed the main
would secure a steady stream of funding.                                                            relay that took just 58 hours, two hours            ! Running for fun and                                                                               donated to charities taking part.
                                                    school hall. The Pianist was Daniel             ahead of their target 60 hours.                                                                      Your creative ideas never cease to amaze us …                            A lovely idea, thank you
     I have talked to many of our members and                                                                                                           PAPYRUS
                                                    Grimwood who has been acclaimed as one               That is over 10,000ft of climbing and 35                                                        Our thanks to Jackie Slocombe and                                       for your support Di … Ed
current fundraisers and am very moved when I                                                                                                                Over the summer across the UK many
                                                    of the finest all-round musicians of his        miles swimming from this super fit team that                                                         Graham Oritt who raised money at the
see their treasured pictures, read or share the                                                                                                         put on running kit and trainers for PAPYRUS.
                                                    generation. He played a Chopin nocturne,                                                                                                             Royal Mail and Newburgh Sports Club; Jamie
personal stories behind their motivation to save
                                                    Liszt, Schumann and the Rachmaninoff First
                                                                                                    undertook a rigid training regime,
                                                                                                                                                        Joining the Big Fun Run were Bruce                                                                  Towneley Hall, Burnley
                                                                                                    determined to raise funds to help save                                                               Stephenson for determination through a
young lives and the feeling this positive gesture                                                                                                       Whamond in Dundee, Craig Howlett
                                                    Sonata. Angela gave a short profile of          young lives.                                                                                         challenging walk around Cornwall; Freddie
creates. I firmly believe fundraising and raising                                                                                                       and David Bottomley in Leicester, Helen                                                             PAPYRUS will also have a tree at the Burnley
                                                    PAPYRUS, explaining its aims and current                                                                                                             Athill for cycling 4,000 miles across America;
awareness go hand in hand.                                                                                                                                            Burdess and Susan                                                                     Christmas Tree Festival that takes place at
                                                    activities.                                                                                                                                          Louise Maisey for a sponsored silence;
                                                         Grateful thanks to Ann and Dan and to                                                                        Barfield in Leeds and                                                                 Towneley Hall from 7 to 13 December – a
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Mathew Wood for his journey Home to
             Support and ideas                                                                                                                                         around the park in Derby,                                                            fundraising event for charities.
                                                    Tonbridge School and Daniel Grimwood,                                                                                                                Rome in a Banger; Michael Mayland for
                                                    who both gave their services free.                                                                                 Harvey Toolan.                                                                           Our Head Office staff will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                         cycling the French Alps; Molly Assheton for
     It is an exciting time for the charity and                                                                                                                              Gerdwyn Steel ran                                                              demonstrating their creative skills with
                                                                                   Andrea Linell                                                                                                         her brave sky dive; Simon Herbertson for
for the endless future possibilities for the                                                                                                                            the Swansea 10K, Ian                                                                decorations kindly donated by Dawsons
                                                                                                                                                                                                         his street collection;
fundraising department.                                                                                                                                                 Snailham the Manchester                                                             Department Store, Clitheroe. Keep an
                                                        “The concert was a great success with                                                                                                            Joe Platt for
     We shall be expanding our website                                                                                                                                   100, Julie Carney (pictured                                                        eye on the website for a photograph. If you
                                                    over 220 people attending. It augurs well for                                                                                                        selling wrist bands,
fundraising presence, publishing forthcoming                                                                                                                             left) the Adidas Women’s                                                           wish to reward their effort a donation can
                                                    future fund raisers which are planned for                                                                                                            Michel Mathieu
events and fundraising news and introducing                                                                                                                              Challenge, Kate Lambert                                                            be made at Justgiving –
                                                    2010. The James Naylor Memorial Fund is                                                                                                              (right, again!) and
a new fundraising database to streamline                                                                                                                                  and Elizabeth Savill the                                                
                                                    delighted to donate the proceeds for the                                                                                                             friends for their
communication with our growing number of                                                                                                                                  Cardiff Half Marathon,                                                                We also need volunteers to ‘man’ our
                                                    evening to PAPYRUS." Dan Naylor                                                                                                                      Inverness ‘Monster
fundraisers.                                                                                                                                                              Michel Mathieu the                                                                information stall. If you live locally and could
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Challenge’ and
     If you are thinking of fundraising please                                                                                                               Glasgow Half Marathon, and Rebecca                                                             spare time between 12 noon and 4.30 pm
don’t hesitate to contact me, I can suggest         ! Lions’ fundraising a roaring                                                                                                                       Pearl Harrowell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            on one or more afternoons please contact
                                                                                                                                                        Linkwater the Robin Hood Marathon.               requested that PAPYRUS benefit from her
ideas for events and provide equipment,             success                                                                                                                                                                                                 Liz Daglish.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         special birthday celebration.
letters of authority, sponsor forms, donation       At the invitation of District Governor, David
                                                                                                                                                       Liz’s                                                                                                Don’t forget to
envelopes, merchandise, posters, advice on
how to maximise your event with gift aid and
                                                    Barwick, Anne Parry was keynote speaker
                                                    at the annual convention of Lions District      ! Song4Emma                                             Seasonal FUNdraising              Ideas...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Aid it!
more … as well as a listening ear!!                 105BS that encompasses 65 Lions Clubs
                                                                                                    The Song4Emma campaign has been an out-             ! Going to your work Christmas party? Why not have a whip round for
email:                   across North Wales, Cheshire, Shropshire and                                                                                                                                                                                      g
                                                                                                    standing success through a programme of                                                                                                                            your fundraisin
                                                    Staffordshire.                                                                                      PAPYRUS. We can provide official donation envelopes. Count contributions the                        Simply by Gift                       pence
                                                                                                    events and gigs, and of course the                                                                                                                                        an additional 28
                                                        David presented PAPYRUS with a                                                                  following day (hangover allowing), send us a cheque in the pre-paid envelope                        you are raising                       has
                                                                                                    Song4Emma – 1000 Tears and God Bless                                                                                                                                          date PAPYRUS
                                                    cheque, the culmination of a busy year                                                              provided – and we’ll send you a certificate for your staff noticeboard.                             per  £. This year to               ,a
                                                                                                    recorded by Richie Wermerling and artists –                                                                                                                               4.54 in Gift Aid
                                                    spreading the word about our charity
                                                                                                                                                                                      dressed in Santa or Elf hats,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    if                                      received £12,17                     charity’s
                                                                                                    in memory of Emma Curley, an avid music
                                                                                                                                                         ! Christmas Carolling is fun                                                                                         tribution to the
                                                    and gaining the magnificent support of                                                                                                                                                                   substantial con                    ver, if all
                                                                                                    fan. You may contribute by downloading                                             ared to return replete with                                                           tion work. Howe
                                                                                                    Song4Emma at                     not full costume. Just be prep                                                                      suicide preven         n Gift Aided the
                                                                                                                                                                                           tion bucket.                                                          draising had bee
                                                        Each year the new District Governor                                                              mince pies, as well as a full dona                                                                  fun                              e been
                                                                                                        Very many thanks to Emma’s parents                                                                                                                                   Aid would hav
                                                    nominates a beneficiary charity for the year.
                                                                                                    Ann & Steve Curley for nominating                                                                                                                         potential Gift                the Gift
                                                      Guided by his two children, David chose                                                               Make this a special Christmas for the little children in your life with a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              £55,968 - purely by ticking
Fearless Liz goes                                                                                   PAPYRUS, and to her cousin Stewart                      personalised letter from Santa. Send us your full contact details and
                                                       PAPYRUS. Armed with PAPYRUS leaflets
                                                                                                    Craner for his dedication and energy.                                                                                                                     Aid box.
fundraising.                                            and information he has visited all 65                                                               telephone number together with the child’s full name, age and
                                                                                                                                                            address for the Santa letter, with a donation to FREEPOST PAPYRUS,
                                                                                                                                                            Lodge House, Thompson Park, Burnley BB11 2RU. We shall send your
           10 PAPYRUS AUTUMN 2009                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PAPYRUS AUTUMN 2009 11
                                                                                                                                                            child a personalised ‘handwritten’ letter.
     HOPELineUK                                                                                                      Letter
     Volunteers needed                                                                                               Dear Papyrus

     Could you donate a little time to PAPYRUS?                                                                      This is just a note to thank you for all
                                                                                                                     you do when you listen gently with
     Where? To support our HOPELineUK helpline team in Wrexham,
                                                                                                                     your kind voices which are so comforting
     North Wales.                                                                                                    when there seems to be no-one else to
     When? During helpline opening hours, particularly evenings and                                                  talk to and no-one who understands
     weekends                                                                                                        the parents.
     What?                                                                                                                 I regularly mean to send a thank you
     ! To help maintain our information database                                                                     but I think this is the first in two years
     ! Prepare packs of literature and promotional mailings                                                          since I have spoken to you. My daughter
                                                                                                                     L********** celebrates her 16th
     ! Telephone reception work
                                                                                                                     birthday at home for the weekend and
                                                                                                                     we are so grateful for that and for all
     Interested? Please email or post a CV or short description                                                      the support she has had despite the
     of any previous experience, together with contact details of two                                                difficulties.
     referees to – Deborah Cocker, Office Manager, at the office                                                           Thank you is such a small saying but
     address or email below.                                                                                         means so much, you literally do give a

                                                                                                                     lifeline to people like me trying to
                                                                                                                     understand and cope with their situation.
                                   Fundraising                                                                             So thank you, you are in my prayers.
                                                                                                                     Keep helping others like us.
Thursday 26 November.                                                                                                                          From a mother.
Tunnels Gig with live bands, Aberdeen … check out for more details.                                                                             Donations, grants, trusts
                                                                        Catch us on                                  and fundraising
Friday 27 November – 7.30pm.                                             the web!                                    Grants and Trusts:
The beautiful Hom Church is the venue                                                                                Ashton Foundation
for PAPYRUS-in-the-Marches’ popular                      you doing so
                                      With so many of                                                                Susanna Peake Charitable Trust
                                                        US we can’t
annual Black Tie concert featuring    much for PAPYR                                                                 Zurich Community Trust
                                                        your efforts                                                 Keoghs Coventry Charity Committee
TRIPTYCH. Tickets are £25 and include do justice to all
                                                          We are                                                     Charities Trust.
canapes and a glass of wine.          in the newsletter.
Do join us for this very festive      redeveloping the
                                                        ed fundraising                                               Donors:
occasion. For information and tickets  with an expand                                                                PAPYRUS in Wales
                                                         sending in
please call Stephanie Lyth-Lawley on   section, so keep                                                              PAPYRUS-in-the-Marches
                                                            cking out
                                       your news and che for                                                         Stephen & Sheila Habgood
01989 769 581.                            ww                                               Bridget & Martin Wilson
                                                                    forthcoming eve                                  Anne & Richard Harle
       Contact details                                                                                               Joan Alexanders
                                                                                                                     Jolene McDonald
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