The Ollie Foundation was set up by Stuart Falconer a grieving father who lost his own son Morgan only last year. Speaking to Stuart earlier today I am pleased to hear that interest and support is gathering momentum for the foundation.
I always respect anybody who turns their personal grief into positive action to help others through increased awareness. My followers know male suicide is something which I often write about. None of us as parents and/or friends should under estimate how important it is for young men to be encouraged to share their emotions, feelings and fears.
Teens are under so much emotional pressure these days which is one of the reasons I write about the true value of CPD for teachers and intervention within the education system. Indeed I work closely with fellow counsellors and life coaches who are proactive in this area.
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The Ollie Foundation aims to fund intervention training within schools in Hertfordshire and help remove some of the stigma attached to suicide. Having written two books on bereavement I never shun away from raising the subject of suicide nor the fact the families need even more help with coming to terms with their loss.
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Society generally needs to improve their attitude towards suicide it is getting better but we still have a long way to go.