Liz Edge is a professionally qualified Youth Work Practitioner.
She focuses on adolescents' mental health and emotional wellbeing. Her particular fields of interest are anxiety, depression and self-harm.
Liz is able to offer a wide range of innovative youth work through education, training and intervention.
Get in touch via her website or Tweet her to see how she can support your organisation.
Full time employment just wasn't an option for me. Even with a strong work ethic and graduating with a First-Class BA (hons) degree, I knew it would be foolish to apply for an employed role. My health wouldn't have been able to manage it and many work places just wouldn't want an anti-depressant induced employee - despite my credentials.
Suicide is a complex topic; full of misunderstandings and bereavement. Yet, we don't all need to be experts in this field to help break the silence. Of course, we need to be wise about how to talk about it; but that doesn't mean we should stay silent.
As a youth worker, should I be celebrating the hilarity of these questions or should I be worried that these are genuine comments that have happened? Some comments may be embellished and others asked simply for the humour - but some are real.
25/08/2017 14:57 BST
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