Content warning: This page mentions rates of suicide, factors for suicide, and lived experience of suicide thoughts and/or behaviour throughout. The information is not intended to be, and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional mental health advice.

There were 5,583 suicides registered in England and Wales in 2021. Each week, approximately 115 people die by suicide in the UK. Research has found that as many as 650 suicides in the UK, or 10% each year, could be work-related. (All data from Office for National Statistics reporting and its Hazards Campaign.) We want workplaces to embed suicide awareness, prevention and support into their mental health and wellbeing strategies. We are here to help you do that.

The need to support everyone’s mental health and wellbeing is greater than ever. Work, done well can positively support people’s mental health. Organisations should evaluate and strengthen the role they play in preventing suicides. In doing so, they should create clear, actionable plans to support those having thoughts of suicide and those impacted by suicide.

Our consultancy

Book a consultancy session with us and we can give you advice and guidance on how to approach suicide prevention in your workplace.

We will build on the work you have already done to support your people’s wellbeing and help you embed suicide prevention into your mental health and wellbeing strategy.

We can work with you in a variety of ways. Whether you want a one-off session to get started or a project to develop actionable plans, talk to us about your needs and we will tailor our approach and activity to suit your organisation’s needs.

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Our training

We believe that Suicide is preventable. That is why we have partnered with the National Centre for Suicide Prevention Education and Training to deliver Suicide First Aid training to workplaces.

Suicide First Aid: Aware

This course is for employees at all levels to build a foundation of suicide awareness, tackle stigma and build confidence to intervene with people at risk of suicide.

The half day course is accredited by City and Guilds. It is suitable for anyone looking to raise their awareness of suicide intervention. Learners develop the skills to have a supportive conversation with someone who needs to stay safe from suicide, as well as an understanding of factors that can contribute to suicide thoughts.

After attending the course your people will have the confidence to support someone who maybe experiencing suicide thoughts and a greater knowledge of helpful and destigmatising language when talking about suicide.

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Suicide First Aid: Understanding Suicide Intervention

This course is for employees who seek greater understanding and confidence to intervene with people at risk of suicide.

The one-day course is accredited by City and Guilds. It helps create suicide safety as a first aid approach in the workplace. Learners gain the knowledge to spot the signs of someone who may be thinking about suicide and the confidence to intervene and help create a suicide-safety plan.

After attending the course your people will have a deep understanding of how to have a supportive conversation with someone at risk of suicide and the skills to support to someone who may be experiencing suicide thoughts.

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Introduction to Suicide Prevention

If you want to give your people a foundation in this vital area, book one of our online or face to face introductory sessions.

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