TRIGGER WARNING: Suicide and bereavement.
Could you spot the signs in someone contemplating suicide? Even if you could, how confident would you be to intervene?
The Zero Suicide Alliance is a collaboration between National Health Service Trusts, businesses and other people who are all committed to suicide prevention in the UK.
Their ultimate goal is to improve support for people contemplating suicide by raising awareness of and promoting their FREE suicide prevention training . The training is open access (available on their website), and only takes 20 minutes to complete.
The training will teach you how to recognise the warning signs and safeguard someone that could be contemplating suicide, including:
- How to identify when someone might be having suicidal thoughts or behaviour
- How to talk openly and confidently to a suicidal person about their thoughts and feelings
- The best way to signpost people to support or services that can help them.
The training is suitable for anyone old enough to understand the subject matter – so please, take 20 minutes to equip yourself and pass the message on.
If you have thoughts about hurting yourself or committing suicide- help is available. Talk to your GP or call the Samaritans on 116123.
If you live in Telford and you are worried about someone else hurting themselves, call Family Connect on 01952385385.
In an emergency, where someone is at imminent risk of harm, always call 999.