World Suicide Prevention day is on the 10th September. Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy. We know that suicide is preventable, it’s not inevitable.
This year we are asking staff in Islington and Camden councils to complete the ‘Suicide Let’s Talk’ training (5 mins). We are having a small internal competition where the directorate with the highest number of staff completing the training will get a special mention on the staff intranet.
I would encourage your organisation to promote this training too. This training will enable staff to identify, support and effectively signpost someone with suicidal thoughts/behaviours.
We also have a more in depth training Managing Suicidal Conversations by the Samaritans which staff can sign up to for FREE.