Together is better when it comes to suicide prevention

10 Sep 2018

 

The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust is highlighting its partnerships with schools, further education colleges, universities and employers to help prevent suicide as part of the ‘working together’ theme of World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September.

 

The Trust delivers mental health training in a variety of settings across the UK to help promote wellbeing and tackle the stigma of depression and mental ill health. Some of the Trust’s workplace training specifically aims to help prevent suicide and it has a free webinar for teachers entitled Talking to Students at Risk of Suicide.

 

The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust is proud to be a member of the National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA), which was set up in 2013 to bring together public, private and voluntary organisations to take action to prevent suicide in England and support those affected by it. Its 250 members and supporters include the charities Samaritans, MIND and Rethink Mental Illness, as well as local authorities, health bodies and businesses.

 

Throughout the day, the NSPA will be showcasing ground breaking projects and initiatives that are making a real difference by supporting those at risk and helping to save lives.

Clare Stafford, Chief Executive of the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust, said:

 

“NSPA members working together are making suicide prevention more effective by using the expertise of partners and relevant organisations, like the NHS and the police, to reach as many people as possible and make suicide prevention everybody’s business.”

 

Learn more about the NSPA’s activities on World Suicide Prevention Day by following @NSPA_UK on Twitter or go to http://www.nspa.org.uk/