“Suicide is the biggest killer of people under the age of 35 and the biggest killer of men under the age of 50.”
The West Yorkshire & Harrogate Health and Care Partnership are leading a new campaign aiming to reduce staff suicide and normalise conversations around suicide and mental health. This campaign aims to act as a reminder for us to check in with our colleagues and ourselves to help reduce staff suicide and promote a wellbeing culture. The flyer can be found here.
Information on the support available to staff from a vast variety of organisations, can be found on the Check-in website, which can be accessed here. This includes resources to help you support yourself as well as your colleagues.
You can also sign up to access the campaign toolkit to access resources which will allow your organisation to join the ‘Check-in’ campaign.
Zero Suicide Alliance also provide a range of awareness training options, which provide a better understanding of the signs to look out for and the skills required to approach someone who is struggling, whether that be through social isolation or suicidal thoughts. To access this training, please visit the ZSA website here.