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Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention

updated 24/06/23

The content on this page as well as the information and links to recordings shared on this page and throughout deal with the subject of suicide prevention and we appreciate that for some that may be difficult.

If you do need to speak to someone, either for support for yourself or because you are worried about someone, please see many contact details for ‘Support Services’ listed further down the page.

Safeguarding Week 2022 – Suicide Prevention and Mental Health

Thursday 23rd June, 1pm – 2:30pm

As part of the Safeguarding Week 2022 campaign we hosted a webinar on Suicide Prevention and Mental Health.

The recordings of each presentation can be found below.

Presentation 1

Presentation 2

Presentation 3

Presentation 4

Suicide Prevention webinar

Thursday 9th September, 1pm – 2pm

To mark World Suicide Prevention Day, which takes place on Friday 10th September, the NYSAB, North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (NYSCP) and North Yorkshire Community Safety Partnership hosted a webinar on Suicide Prevention.

The recording for the webinar is available below

Support Services

If you are having a difficult time or are worried about someone else, the Samaritans are there to help 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Please use the contact details below if you need support or just someone to talk to
Telephone: 116 123 (Freephone)
Email: jo@samaritas.org
Website: www.samaritans.org

HOPELINE247 – 0800 068 41 41
Text: 07860 039 967
Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org

The Hub of Hope is the UK’s leading mental health support database. It is provided by national mental health charity, Chasing the Stigma, and brings local, national, peer, community, charity, private and NHS mental health support and services together in one place for the first time.

For more information visit: What is the Hub of Hope?
You can also download the app which is suitable for both Apple and Android devices, to locate support in your area. Visit Hub of Hope – Mental Health Support Network provided by Chasing the Stigma

You are not alone: Help is at Hand for anyone bereaved by suicide – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

People who have been bereaved by suicide have used their experiences to lead the revision of a support guide to help others affected by someone taking their own life.
Help is at Hand provides people affected by suicide with both emotional and practical support


Head First offer currently includes Suicide First Aid, MHFA, Mental Health Awareness, Assessing for Suicide in Kids, SafeTALK and ASIST. We offer MHFA, SafeTALK and ASIST as train the trainer packages also. For more information visit: Home > Head First (headfirst-northyorks.org)

The Talk Suicide campaign has been created by the Humber Coast and Vale Partnership to reduce stigma around talking about suicide by raising awareness of free training available from Zero Suicide Alliance.
Take the training, save a life. It takes just 20 minutes. https://relias.co.uk/hubfs/ZSA-FullTraining-10012020/story_html5.html?utm_source=Relias&utm_campaign=Training-Landing-Page…

Details and information about the training offered by PAPYRUS including Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training https://www.papyrus-uk.org/education-and-training/


Autistica have put together information and guidance about suicidal thoughts in autism.
There’s lots of information and resources available here on their website: https://www.autistica.org.uk/what-is-autism/signs-and-symptoms/suicide-and-autism

Suicide Prevention Workshop 2021

As part of the Safeguarding Week 2021 campaign we invited Pat Sowa along to give a talk on Suicide Prevention

The workshop explored the responsibility of professionals and also highlighted the resources and tools to support suicide prevention.

Pat Sowa shared her experience and expertise in suicide prevention with the aim of inspiring participants to think about what they can personally do to prevent avoidable deaths.

Pat spoke about some of the lessons learnt through the loss of her son, Dom, at the age of 17 and shared a little of what can be done to prevent suicide across the UK in both young people and adults.

The aim of the workshop was, and is, to inspire professionals to ask what more they can do at work, at home and in the community, to raise awareness and improve the skills and knowledge needed to make everyone safer from suicide.

The recording of the workshop can be viewed by clicking the YouTube link below.

Suicide Prevention Slides

The slides from Pat’s presentation can be accessed here and contain links to further resources, support and training.

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