Naomi Watkins-Ligudzinska

Fellow’s Profile

Naomi Watkins-Ligudzinska

Fellow’s Profile

Naomi Watkins-Ligudzinska

The Willow Project

Fellowship

Focus

Preventing suicide in children and young people

Fellowship year

2019

Locality

East Midlands

Biography

I am CEO of NW Counselling Hub CIC based in Lincoln, covering Lincolnshire and beyond. We provide therapy for people aged from four years to those aged over 80. We also train people to become therapists. My Fellowship in 2019 was to explore suicide prevention in young people. I travelled to Australia and New Zealand to see good practice that we can learn from and implement here in the UK. Suicide prevention is an issue I am hugely passionate about, as sadly we see a lot of young people in our hub who have suicidal ideation and intention. With the rise in suicidal behaviours in the UK in 2018, I knew I needed to do something about it. I heard the CEO of Roses in the Ocean speak at the NSPA conference and was inspired to see the good work happening overseas, including lived experience as a pivotal turning point to help shape services. Following my Fellowship I have held a suicide-awareness conference, the first in Lincolnshire, I have launched a young person's suicide prevention group and I sit on suicide prevention boards within Lincolnshire. The impact my Fellowship has had on my community is saving lives and growing awareness – suicide is everyone's business. I feel extremely honoured to be a Churchill Fellow.

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