Local Government Association and NSPA Case Studies

Narrow divider

The Local Government Association and NSPA worked together to develop case studies around the innovative local government and council programmes to improve the lives of people within communities.

 

Access to means:

East Sussex County Council: a design-led approach

Bringing together a large and diverse group of stakeholders to understand the challenges posed by their particular site and draw up a community action plan. This case study was done jointly with the National Suicide Prevention Alliance and forms part of our suicide prevention resource. Read the full case study here.

Devon County Council: Devon Bridges

Using engineering and designing infrastructure as way to prevent suicide. This case study was done jointly with the National Suicide Prevention Alliance and forms part of our suicide prevention resource. Read the full case study here.

 

Children and young people

Havering Council: mental health training and support for schools

Bringing together partners to support a whole school approach to mental health and the development of an online resource setting out information on mental health and suicide prevention training and support for schools. This case study was done jointly with the National Suicide Prevention Alliance and forms part of our suicide prevention resource. Read the full case study here.

Hull City Council: You are not alone

Creating a suicide awareness campaign aimed and young people through their own voices. This case study was done jointly with the National Suicide Prevention Alliance and forms part of our suicide prevention resource. Read the full case study here.

 

Working with the media

Champs Public Health Collaborative: World Suicide Prevention Day Workshop

Working across nine councils and with Samaritans to improve media reporting through hosting a high profile suicide prevention event. Council collaborative comprised of the nine councils across Cheshire and Merseyside: Sefton, Knowsley, St Helens, Liverpool, Wirral, Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Halton and Warrington councils. This case study was done jointly with the National Suicide Prevention Alliance and forms part of our suicide prevention resource. Read the full case study here.

Oxfordshire County Council: Media Monitoring and Training – a collaboration with Samaritans’ Media Advisory Service

Working together with the Samaritan’s Media Advisory Service to monitor local media reporting of suicides and provide training local media organisations to develop postvention reporting as a means of prevention. This case study was done jointly with the National Suicide Prevention Alliance and forms part of our suicide prevention resource. Read the full case study here.

Reducing risk in men

Kirkless Council: aligning local services to reduce risk in men

Working with local community groups and partners to offer a range of services for men outside of the clinical setting. This case study was done jointly with the National Suicide Prevention Alliance and forms part of our suicide prevention resource. Read the full case study here.