Suicide prevention toolkit
All of our trained MHFAiders receive exclusive resources to support them to carry out their role more effectively, from Working Well and MHFA England.
To recognise World Suicide Prevention Day on Sunday 10th September 2023, MHFA England have developed a suicide prevention toolkit. This was emailed to all of our MHFAiders on Thursday 24th August 2023, and includes
- A suicide awareness factsheet
- A reminder on how to apply the MHFA action plan to a suicide crisis
- MHFA England’s new Suicide Safety Plan
- Information on workplace suicide prevention, with helpful guides and tools
World Suicide Prevention Day – Sunday 10th September 2023
Each week, approximately 115 people die by suicide in the UK. Research has found that as many as 10% of suicides each year could be work-related (ONS, Hazards Campaign). Suicide prevention should be an integral part of a positive and proactive approach to mental health at work. But no mental health policy can ever eliminate the risk of suicide. So it is of paramount importance to incorporate a suicide postvention protocol into a company’s crisis management strategy. This Suicide Postvention Toolkit is designed to support employers in their response to the suicide of an employee, at work or outside the workplace. It was produced in partnership with Public Health England and supported by Samaritans.
Ripple Suicide Prevention Charity
R;pple – a digital tool that can provide immediate support and comfort to people searching for harmful content on suicide and self-harm. With millions of downloads worldwide, R;pple is intercepting thousands of harmful online searches, continually saving lives from suicide.
Suicide Prevention Consortium – Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) reports – for MHFAiders
This year, the Consortium have released two reports with embody the commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, read the brief summaries below:
- Insights from experience: economic disadvantage, suicide and self-harm: https://bit.ly/3yX8U8u
- Alcohol and suicide: insights from LBGTQ+ communities experiences: https://bit.ly/3BqiMIa