Below are films on the national priorities for suicide prevention, evidence for action and a spotlight on some regional and local initiatives.
Focus on: National priorities for suicide prevention
Hear Professor Louis Appleby set out the national priorities for action. Louis is Chair of the Government’s advisory group for suicide prevention and professor of psychiatry at the University of Manchester.
Focus on: support after a suicide
Hamish Elvidge, Chair of The Matthew Elvidge Trust and the Support After Suicide Partnership talks about why more needs to be done to ensure every person affected by suicide receives timely and appropriate support.
Susan Forster, Director of Public Health at St Helen’s Council, talks about the service they commission for people affected by suicide.
Focus on: managing self-harm
Professor Keith Hawton, Director of the Oxford University Centre for Suicide Research and Karen Lascelles, Suicide Prevention Lead Nurse at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust talk about the issue of self-harm and its clinical management.
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Focus on: men and suicide
Focus on: a personal perspective on supporting people in crisis
Mental health campaigner and film producer, Jonny Benjamin talks about his experience of mental health services and the stranger who reached out and saved his life when he was in crisis.