Universities UK and PAPYRUS, the UK’s national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide, have published guidance to help university leaders prevent student suicides. At least 95 university students took their own lives in the 2016–17 academic year. This guide provides a framework to understand student suicide, mitigate risk, intervene when students get into difficulties, and respond to these tragic deaths. It sets out the steps you can take to make your community suicide-safer
PAPYRUS has developed a guide to support teachers and school staff in building suicide-safer schools. The guide, which is downloadable on their webpage, provides school staff with an understanding of the most effective strategies to implement to create a suicide-safer environment. The material in the guide is designed for secondary school and college teachers and staff, but can be adapted for younger children too.
Samaritans has offered the Step by Step service to schools and colleges in the UK since 2010. Samaritans have a team of trained volunteers, called Postvention Advisors who are available to offer practical support and advice to schools, colleges and other youth settings that have been affected by a suspected suicide or attempted suicide.
The National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health annual reports provide findings relating to people who died by suicide or were convicted of homicide across all UK countries. Additional findings are presented on sudden unexplained deaths (SUD) under mental health care in England and Wales.
Their large and internationally unique database is a national case series of suicide, homicide and SUD by mental health patients over 20 years. This allows them to examine the circumstances surrounding these incidents and changes in trends over time, and to make recommendations for clinical practice and policy to improve safety in mental health care.
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The Money and Mental Health Policy Institute have published a report exploring the evidence around debt and suicidal thoughts and actions, and suicide prevention recommendations for government, local authorities and essential services providers.
This online learning resource has been developed by researchers at the Manchester Self-Harm (MaSH) Project, which is part of the Centre for Suicide Prevention, a leading UK centre for research into suicidal behaviour based at The University of Manchester.
This resource has been designed to help people understand more about why people may self-harm and how to help people who present to hospital emergency departments after self-harm.
Keele University has created a leaflet which aims to give information to people affected by self-harm in adulthood.
This qualitative study written by MindOut, Children’s and Young Peoples Trust, University of Brighton, Brighton and Sussex Community Knowledge Exchange and Allsorts Young Project outlines key themes that underpin the experience of suicidal distress amongst two groups of LGBT people: young people and those who identify as having mental health problems.
Samaritans research report, exploring the questions ‘why are men in mid-life, from disadvantaged backgrounds, more at risk of suicide?’ and ‘what should be done to reduce suicide in this group of men?’. With an overview of research from a range of disciplines and case studies.
A postvention support guide for people affected by suicide, with both emotional and practical support. People who have been bereaved by suicide used their experiences to lead the revision of this resource.
RCN and PHE guidance for health professionals looking to increase their skills and knowledge of suicide prevention strategies with LGB young people.
RCN and PHE guidance for health professionals looking to increase their skills and knowledge of suicide prevention strategies with trans young people.