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Previous The Jordan Legacy events including recordings

On this page are links to recordings of previous events we have hosted during 2021/22: As part of our ongoing #HopeForLifeUK initiatives for 2021/22, The Jordan Legacy has hosted several hugely successful virtual events, including the launch of our #HopeForLifeUK campaign in January 2021, with more than 350 registered to attend and another 430 for our Design Out Suicide panel…
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Jordan’s Space on Yowah Radio

Jordan’s Space is a 60-minute online radio show and every fortnight, on Thursday evenings from 7pm (GMT), you can join Steve Phillip, alongside members of The Jordan Legacy team, together with some very special guests, for an hour of conversation, music and above all hope. This show does discuss themes of suicide and while listening, we’d encourage you to take…
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Suicide First Aid (Open-Online) Courses

At The Jordan Legacy, we are really pleased to announce that we are now able to provide Suicide First Aid Courses, delivered by our partner, Steve Carr of MindCanyon. Most people thinking of suicide do not want their lives to end, they want the pain to stop, therefore…. Most people thinking about suicide let others know, consciously or unconsciously. Therefore…
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#BatonofHopeUK – the UK’s largest suicide awareness initiative?

When Mike McCarthy and Steve Phillip, two fathers, bereaved by suicide, got together with mental health champion Ian McClure and suicide prevention advocate, Paul Vittles, to discuss how they could, collectively, make a real and meaningful impact on preventing suicides, it was always likely that something significant was going to happen! None of them quite expected that their conversation would…
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How you can become or sponsor a Mental Health First Aider

The Jordan Legacy CIC and Thrive Law have teamed up to work on a joint initiative, which aims to help 100 employees become Mental Health First Aiders during 2021-22. Next course dates are on a Tuesday and Wednesday and on:  September 6th and 7th / November 8th and 9th Scroll down to book yourself or one of your team onto…
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Hope For Life (UK) Conference 2021

On December 1st 2021, more than 130 people filled the Aire Room at the Pavilions of Harrogate in North Yorkshire for The Jordan Legacy’s first ever #HopeForLife (UK) Conference. This event, which was also live-streamed to audiences on LinkedIn and Facebook, featured remarkable speakers sharing incredible stories of overcoming adversity and finding hope, even when all hope seemed lost at…
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A vision of the view from The Jordan Legacy Retreat
Recording of: Retreats and safe spaces to support mental wellbeing – Event February 2021

“What would you do if you won the lottery?” This was the question Jordan’s girlfriend, Charlotte, asked him, a few months before he took his own life. Jordan’s response suprised Charlotte – instead of saying I’d buy a sports car or a fancy house, he said “I’d build a retreat where people, who are struggling with their mental health could…
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Images of Jordan - Suicide prevention
Will You Join Us for The Launch of #HopeForLifeUK Day 2021?

On Thursday, January 21st 2021 at 1pm (UK time), The Jordan Legacy CIC is launching its first officially recognised #HopeForLifeUK Day campaign and we’d like to invite you to join us at 1pm that day.  #HopeForLifeUK Day will actually take place on December 4th 2021 and each year following. January 21st is the launch event for this campaign. Unable to…
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Images of Jordan - Suicide prevention
Graph showing people experiencing suicidal thoughts in the past 2 weeks
How the most recent Covid lockdown is affecting our mental health

December 2020 and The Mental Health Foundation has published its latest findings, relating to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on people’s mental health. The full report can be accessed here and here are some of the key findings: People are struggling with their emotional and mental wellbeing  Almost half (45%) of the UK population had felt anxious or worried in the previous…
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The One Team Government World Suicide Prevention Day Conference 2020

On September 10th 2020, a quite remarkable event took place on World Suicide Prevention Day 2020 and The Jordan Legacy’s founder, Steve Phillip, played a key role. The OneTeamGov network – a team of transformation managers in Government in the UK (and some in other countries) chose to invest in suicide prevention this year, especially concerned about the suicide risks from…
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Samaritans' guidelines for reporting suicide
Samaritans – latest media guidelines for reporting suicide

The question is often asked; ‘If I ask someone if they’re considering suicide, will it increase the chances they’ll carry this through?’ The answer is; rarely, if ever and there will be situations where it’s important for you to be that direct with someone. However, when it comes to writing and reporting suicide, there is a risk that providing details…
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Photo of Jordan with his beloved cat Tabby
Jordan’s Birthday

July 11th 2020 This is a moment we could never have contemplated happening – Jordan’s 35th birthday but without him here with us. Devasting doesn’t quite cut it, it’s unfathomable, unbelievable, heartbreaking. The sense of loss on this day will be immeasurable, it simply isn’t right. However, it is the reality of what, in our heads, we know to be…
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Photo of Jordan with his beloved cat Tabby