Sadly around 6,000 people die every year in the UK by suicide, twice the number who die in road traffic accidents. Traditionally, the responsibility for people with suicidal thoughts has been seen to lie with mental health services, however approximately two thirds of people who die by suicide have not been in contact with mental health services in the year before their deaths.
It’s our belief that ‘suicide is preventable, not inevitable’ - everyone can safely play a role in suicide prevention. We feel that public services, voluntary and community organisations working with general public are ideally placed to play a vital role within suicide prevention. As such, we’ve adopted a ‘whole-community’ approach to our training programmes, with modules purposefully designed to develop understanding, skills and confidence with view to:
We offer a number of Connecting with People modules, designed to embed knowledge of best practice and meet identified training objectives for real-life impact and improvement of individual and organisational working practices.
Modules can be delivered as:
For more information on delivery formats, please click here.