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The varied resources on suicide prevention and postvention in this section are a result of the many collaborative projects that our unique alliance enables; reflecting the variety in our membership.

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Guidance for local authorities in suicide prevention planning – click for resources

In 2016 we launched our new guidance Local suicide prevention planning: a practice resource. We worked with Public Health England, Meadows Communications and an expert advisory group including a number of NSPA members, to develop this good practice resource.

The guidance provides information and advice on how local authorities can set up a multi-agency partnership and develop a local suicide prevention strategy and plan. It includes case studies and draws on examples of good practice from around the country.

Suicide prevention webinar – click for resources

Following the publication of the above guidance on local suicide prevention planning, developed with Public Health England, we delivered a series of masterclasses across England to further support local authorities in their suicide prevention activities.

You can find a webinar version, recorded in March 2017, along with other supporting videos here.

Support after a suicide – click for resources

Working with Public Health England, the Support After Suicide Partnership (SASP) and Meadows Communications we have developed a suite of resources for providing support after a suicide. The resources set out the case for commissioning and step-by-step guides on setting up and evaluating support services for those affected by suicide.

As well as this guidance for local authorities, Help is at Hand is a resource for the people affected by suicide.

Supporting online communities – click to view the guidance 

In recognition of the increasing importance of online communities as spaces for peer and emotional support, we have developed Guidance for Online Community Moderators in Responding to Suicidal Content. Led by Mind in consultation with a huge range of stakeholders, the guidance enables any community moderator, regardless of forum or topic, to safely and confidently respond to people that may be expressing thoughts of suicide online and to signpost them to appropriate support. The guide is the first resource of its kind and the only free, UK based, public facing information about how to respond to suicidal content online. The breadth of stakeholders involved means that it has the potential to reach several million people online and help them get the support they need.