Suicide Prevention Day

Suicide Prevention Day

Suicide Prevention Day is on Thursday 10th September, please see below for some free training on this.

The American organisation, the National Institute for Mental Health, has shared the following action steps and infographic.

The Zero Suicide Alliance is a collaboration of National Health Service trusts, charities, businesses and individuals who are all committed to suicide prevention.

Their free online suicide awareness training can give everyone a better understanding of what to look out for and the skills required to approach someone who is struggling, whether that be through social isolation or suicidal thoughts. They recommend having someone with you or around if you’re doing the training and have been personally effected by suicide in any way.

Suicide prevention: it’s everyone’s business
Monday 7 September 13:00 – 14:00

Please note that this event will be open to partners and members of the public as well as EPUT staff. Please share this invitation with any partner colleagues or contacts who may be interested in joining.

-Sally Morris, Chief Executive, EPUT
-Liz Farrell, HR Service Manager, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
-Elaine Darbyshire, Executive Director at Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, Zero Suicide Alliance

Sally Morris will be joined by Liz Farrell and Elaine Darbyshire for an MS Teams live event to launch the Trust’s suicide prevention activities to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day (10 September) and World Mental Health Day (10 October).

Use this link to join the event on Monday 7 September at 13:00.

Sally will provide an overview of the programme. Liz Farrell will be sharing her experience after losing her husband to suicide. Elaine Darbyshire will share her expertise as a founding member of the Zero Suicide Alliance (ZSA), a collaboration of NHS trusts, charities, business and individuals known for providing resources and training that make suicide awareness and prevention accessible to anyone. This event will conclude with a question and answer session.