Olly’s Future is a suicide prevention charity set up in memory of Olly Hare. Oliver went to University College London (UCL) and got a First in History six months before he died on 14th February 2017. The Olly’s Future Leadership Programme is being run for the first time at UCL, the aim is to educate young people in suicide prevention, helping them to develop key skills for university and starting employment.
Right – Oliver at UCL.
Shiv Patel captain of the Red Star team won the 2021 UCL Altruism award (The Oliver Hare Altruism Award – Olly’s Future (ollysfuture.org.uk) Shiv created this award for students to have more awareness of suicide prevention.
There are 2 main parts to Olly’s Future Leadership and Ambassador Programme:
The Suicide – Safer Student Society Award aims to educate and teach skills on what to do if you are worried about someone who is thinking about suicide.
There are three tasks to complete to achieve this award, all funded by Olly’s Future.
Olly’s Future supports student leaders to become Olly’s Future Ambassadors, encouraging them to take on specialist training and develop initiatives in their communities to prevent suicides.
The student leader must complete three tasks to be an Olly’s Future Ambassador:
The Engagement and Communications Coordinator will help and support the Ambassador through this role. We also would like to welcome ambassadors to our parties, challenge events and to be part of our wider family of other young people who are passionate about suicide prevention
For both awards, every student will receive a certificate and a statement of thanks relating to their work with us.
The Leadership Programme will be supported by the team at Olly’s Future throughout. This programme is the first model at UCL and will be rolled out in other universities. The aim of this programme is to: reduce suicides, equip young people with suicide prevention skills, and build resilience and confidence in young people.
A first for Olly’s Future! On Monday, our team delivered Dr SAMS (Suicide Awareness in Medical Students) face-to-face
Say no more.(These stories say it all – shared with permission.) Except maybe I’ll just say this If
What a fabulous night! Friends and supporters gathered for fireworks and sea shanties by the ‘Duck Pond Sailors’