The power of our alliance lies in our members and maximising our network. We do, however, undertake some projects where we feel we can add value to suicide prevention and play a role in facilitating input from the wide range of organisations signed up to the NSPA. Below are descriptions and links to some of our key resources.
In partnership with Public Health England and supported by Meadows Communications, we launched a new practice resource for local authority public health teams to develop local suicide prevention plans in October 2016. Read more about the practice resource and download it here.
Working with Public Health England, the Support After Suicide Partnership (SASP) and Meadows Communications we developed a suite of resources for providing support after a suicide between October 2017 and January 2017. 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. Download the resources and find out more here.
Following on from the guidance on local suicide prevention planning we developed with Public Health England, we delivered a series of masterclasses across England in 2016 and 2017 to bring the guidance to life and further support local authorities in their suicide prevention activities. Download the presentations, view the webinar and watch some connected films here.
In recognition of the increasing importance of online communities as spaces for peer and emotional support we developed Guidance for Online Community Moderators in Responding to Suicidal Content in February 2016. 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. Read more about the guidance and download the guidelines here.
The NSPA publishes annual reviews, which set out its work and achievements, as well as showcasing the achievements of members. You can find the annual reviews from the last four years here.
The NSPA’s third suicide prevention conference Suicide prevention: the changing conversation was held on Tuesday 7 February 2017 at The Kia Oval in London. Read presentations and watch the Secretary of State for Health’s video message here.
World Suicide Prevention Day
World Suicide Prevention Day is an international event on September 10th each year, and NSPA and its members work together to take action and raise awareness. Read more about the 2016 campaign, which encouraged men to share their problems, emphasising that seeking support is not a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of taking control, here.