Monday, September 10th 2018 is World Suicide Prevention Day.
Staff from Roseheath Surgery attended a recent launch of a brand new suicide prevention training scheme created by the Zero Suicide Alliance and Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust to raise awareness of suicide prevention.
A brand new 20 minute online course is available to anyone, with Roseheath Surgery signing up to ensure that all our staff undertake the training.
The online training will advise you on the steps (see, say, signpost) you can take if ever you find yourself in a situation where someone you know starts talking about suicide. Please take the time to complete the online training – it really could help you to save a life.
Take a look at Wayne’s story as told to the Zero Suicide Alliance:
If you need help or if you are worried about someone else, you can speak to your GP or seek immediate help from:
Samaritans – a national registered charity with local branches, available around the clock. Freephone: 116 123 or visit the Samaritans website.
CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably – a registered charity, which exists to prevent male suicide in the UK. Phone: 0800 58 58 58 or visit the CALM website.
Knowsley CAMHS Services offers advice and support for people aged up to 18 and can help with lots of problems or worries such as if you’re feeling depressed, not enjoying food, feeling panicked or scared, having trouble concentrating, or having problems with your family life. Find out more by calling 0151 489 6137.
Kooth provides online and face to face counselling, information, advice and support for young people in secondary schools. Find out more on Kooth’s website.
AMPARO – support after suicide – offering advice and support around suicide prevention as well as support to adults, children and young people affecting by suicide. Find out more by calling 0330 088 9255, emailing email@example.com, visit the Listening Ear website or follow on Twitter.
SOBS (Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide) – meeting the needs and overcoming the isolation experienced by people over the age of 18 who have been bereaved by suicide. Find out more by calling 0300 111 5065, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, visit the website or follow on Twitter.