Who can become a member of the NSPA?
Any organisation can become an NSPA member if they are prepared to:
- Sign the NSPA Declaration
- Sign the NSPA Membership Agreement
- Produce an action plan (that is publically available on the website) showing what work they are doing in this area and updating on progress each year
Members will benefit from:
- Access to information, reports, good practice and guidance via the sign-in area of the NSPA website, which will be launched later this year
- Opportunities to collaborate and share information with other members
- Their organisation’s name and logo to be displayed on the NSPA website and in the annual report
- A range of other opportunities which are set out in the Membership Agreement
What will you need in order to complete and submit your membership form?
- Details about your organisation - including contact details, logo and website details
- Details of the nominated lead contact that has the delegated authority to represent your organisation
- Information for your action plan, including what your organisation is doing in the area of suicide prevention, what your organisation believes are the challenges in this area and priorities for the coming month.
Prefer to download the forms and complete offline?
- Download the NSPA Declaration, Membership Agreement and Membership Form
- Complete and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to National Suicide Prevention Alliance, The Upper Mill, Kingston Road, Ewell, Surrey, KT17 2AF
If you have any queries or would like to talk through any aspect of the form, please contact the NSPA Secretariat, via email@example.com or 020 8394 8381.
Please note after you have pressed 'submit' you will need to scroll down to see the 'application submitted' notification.
Joining the Support after Suicide Partnership
Support after suicide, a group within the NSPA, is a special interest network of organisations that support people bereaved or affected by suicide. Their vision is that, “anyone bereaved or affected by suicide should be offered timely and appropriate support”. The group meets three times a year to share knowledge, discuss developments and co-ordinate working. It is made up of organisations from across the UK. If you would like to become a member of the SASP, you can opt to do so after completing your NSPA application by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and expressing your interest.
Many thanks for taking the time to complete this membership registration form.
If you have any queries or would like to talk through any aspect of the form, please contact the NSPA Secretariat, Rosie Ellis on email@example.com or 020 8394 8381
National Suicide Prevention Alliance Declaration
Suicide prevention is everyone’s business
4,507 suicides were recorded in England in 2012 – that’s over three times the number who died in road accidents. Suicide is not just a tragedy for the person who loses their life. It also shatters the lives of those left behind – families, friends and communities. There is no simple formula for reducing suicide because the risk factors are wide ranging and complex. Suicidal feelings and behaviour usually result from multiple issues in someone’s life and can be related to many different factors including demographics, social issues, settings or times of crisis. Given this complexity, we will only save more lives if all parts of society work together.
Who we are
The National Suicide Prevention Alliance is an alliance of public, private and voluntary and community organisations in England who care about suicide prevention and are willing to take action to reduce suicide and support those bereaved or affected by suicide.
The National Suicide Prevention Alliance was created in 2013, evolving out of the 2012 Call to Action for Suicide Prevention in England. Our work complements the Government’s strategy Preventing Suicide in England and the Department of Health is one of our members.
The difference we aim to make
We want to see a significant reduction in suicide in England. We think this will happen if we work together to bring about the following outcomes:
- High-risk groups, and the wider population, are encouraged to seek help when they are experiencing emotional distress
- People in distress have more options for support and understand what help is on offer
- It is harder to access the means of suicide
- There is better information and support for people bereaved or affected by suicide
- Many more organisations send their people on suicide awareness and prevention training
- There is more collaborative working between agencies with an interest in suicide reduction - to share good practice, learn lessons, carry out joint projects and pool resources
- There is better data relating to suicide prevention and it is easier to obtain
What we do
- Deliver commitment & influence: We identify public, private and voluntary organisations that can make a difference and we invite them to join us and take action
- Mobilise action: We identify the most important issues to work on and we facilitate projects to address them
- Build an active network: We facilitate collaborations between organisations who can achieve more by working together
- Share best practice: We share information about what organisations are doing to prevent suicide, support those bereaved by suicide and promote good practice in these areas
- Raise awareness & build knowledge: We work to improve the quality and accessibility of data about suicide and help improve the evidence base about what works in suicide prevention and bereavement support. We share this intelligence with organisations that can make a difference
- Improve support: We share information about support available for people in distress and those bereaved or affected by suicide, to increase options and raise awareness of what’s out there
How we work
We are governed by a Steering Group, elected by the members, and accountable to them via the annual members’ meeting. The Steering Group sets the priorities and monitors progress. The activity is carried out by our members - working together and pooling their resources.×
As a member of the NSPA your organisation can expect:
- To be part of a growing alliance acting to reduce suicide, improve support for those bereaved by suicide and making a measurable difference.
- Regular communications about the NSPA’s work and members’ activities
- Access to information, reports, good practice and guidance
- Opportunities to collaborate with other members
- Your name and logo to be displayed on the NSPA website and in the annual report
- Your action plan and updates to be shared via the NSPA website
- One vote at the annual members’ meeting and the right to elect members of the steering group.
As a member of the NSPA your organisation agrees to:
- Support and promote the aims of the NSPA as set out in the NSPA Declaration
- Nominate one person who has the authority to represent it and vote at the members meeting
- Produce an action plan (using the NSPA template) and share this publicly via the NSPA website
- Report on progress at least once a year
- Share information, contacts, intelligence and good practice within your own organisation, with the NSPA and with other members
- Attend NPSA events
- Look for opportunities to collaborate with other members - learning from each other, building on what works well and pooling resources
- Promote your membership of the NSPA (adhering to the guidelines about using the NSPA’s name and logo) and encourage others in your networks to join
- Contribute resources to the NSPA’s work if it can – either a financial donation or support in-kind
- Be respectful of the balance between promoting relevant products and services with other NSPA members and the inappropriate use of member communication channels.