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Here are the resources we found for suicide prevention for professionals:

Why we need to embrace the awkward and talk about suicide – Pooky Knightsmith

Every minute, somebody somewhere in the world dies by suicide – but until the moment of death, there is hope. In her inspiring talk, Pooky explains how each and every one of us can help to prevent deaths by suicide by being prepared to have an awkward conversation about suicide.

43 Seconds

You have 43 seoncds, you can make a difference. It could be anyone – just the simplest of gestures would do.

Talking to students at risk of suicide (webinar), with Dr. Pooky Knightsmith

An online learning session with Dr Pooky Knightsmith with advice about how to talk to students who are experiencing suicidal ideation. Simple, practical, thoughtful advice from a national expert in mental health in young people.

If a young person is self-harming does it mean they are suicidal?

People often ask about the link between self-harm and suicide – in this video Pooky explores how self-harm is sometimes a protective factor against suicide; how some young people self-harm and never consider suicide at all but also how many people who contemplate suicide have previously self-harmed …

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Young Minds

(Featured resource)Young Minds is a leading UK charity focusing on mental health and wellbeing in young people. They provide comprehensive help and advice on a variety of topics including what mental health is, feelings and symptoms, conditions, how to look after yourself and so much more.

Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

(Featured resource)Depression can be treated – talking about it is the first step. Teachers, doctors, employers, university staff are all reached by the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust as they are people who can spot when someone might be in trouble. The training provided by the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust gives them the confidence to open a conversation and give vital first-line support. They also talk to young people and their families and give them to tools they need to stay mentally well.

MIND, the Mental Health Charity

(Featured resource)Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem but hundreds of thousands of people are still struggling. MIND believe no-one should have to face a mental health problem alone. They will listen, give you support and advice, and fight your corner.

National Suicide Prevention Alliance

The National Suicide Prevention Alliance are an alliance of public, private, voluntary and community organisations in England who care about suicide prevention and are willing to take action to reduce suicide and support those affected by suicide.

The ’13 Reasons Why’ Toolkit

’13 Reasons Why’, is a hit Netflix show that focusses on the fictional suicide of a teenage girl in an American High School, and the causes and circumstances that surrounded that, including bullying and sexual violence. For Series Two of the show, Netflix commissioned a toolkit of resources and advice for parents, educators and young people.

Suicide Prevention: How to Help Someone who is Suicidal

A suicidal person may not ask for help, but that doesn’t mean that help isn’t wanted. People who take their lives don’t want to die—they just want to stop hurting. Suicide prevention starts with recognizing the warning signs and taking them seriously. If you think a friend or family member is considering suicide, you might be afraid to bring up the subject. But talking openly about suicidal thoughts and feelings can save a life.

Supporting Someone who feels Suicidal

Suicidal feelings can range from being preoccupied by abstract thoughts about ending your life or feelings that people would be better off without you, to thinking about methods of suicide or making clear plans to take your own life. This webpage is for anyone who is worried about someone who might be suicidal and contains help and information on how to support someone who is suicidal.

Suicidal Feelings and Thoughts

A smaller number of children experiencing low mood or depression will feel that life is no longer worth living. These feelings will usually have built up incrementally over time or in relationship to specific events. This webpage from the Mentally Healthy Schools programme from Heads Together covers what schools can do about suicidal thoughts in pupils.

Audio

“Take a Minute, Change a Life” – a podcast for World Suicide Prevention Day

(Featured resource)In this HeadStart podcast, our panel, which includes young people and national expert Dr. Pooky Knightsmith, discuss a range of issues related to how adults and organisations can support young people who are experiencing suicidal thoughts or at risk of doing so.

Download

The ’13 Reasons Why’ Toolkit

’13 Reasons Why’, is a hit Netflix show that focusses on the fictional suicide of a teenage girl in an American High School, and the causes and circumstances that surrounded that, including bullying and sexual violence. For Series Two of the show, Netflix commissioned a toolkit of resources and advice for parents, educators and young people.

Research/report

Asking about suicide does not cause harm, in fact it may help

There is a fear that when we talk about suicide, we increase the likelihood of suicide. It’s a fear shared by teachers, nurses, academics, commissioners and many others. It’s a fear that’s not only getting in the way of important conversations, but it’s impeding potentially life-saving research too.

App / online service

Stay Alive App

This free app Grassroots Suicide Prevention offers help and support, both to people with thoughts of suicide and people who are concerned about someone else. Key parts of the app include: quick access to UK national crisis support helpline, a mini safety plan, a LifeBox where users can upload photos from their phone reminding them of their reasons to stay alive and so much more.

Course / Event

ThinkTwice Course

ThinkTwice offers a course specifically for the Christian communities who want to be equipped with knowledge about mental health and how best to support those who are struggling. The basic course covers an introduction to theology of mental health, depression, anxiety, eating disorders and psychosis.

Why we need to embrace the awkward and talk about suicide – Pooky Knightsmith

Every minute, somebody somewhere in the world dies by suicide – but until the moment of death, there is hope. In her inspiring talk, Pooky explains how each and every one of us can help to prevent deaths by suicide by being prepared to have an awkward conversation about suicide.

43 Seconds

You have 43 seoncds, you can make a difference. It could be anyone – just the simplest of gestures would do.

Talking to students at risk of suicide (webinar), with Dr. Pooky Knightsmith

An online learning session with Dr Pooky Knightsmith with advice about how to talk to students who are experiencing suicidal ideation. Simple, practical, thoughtful advice from a national expert in mental health in young people.

Organisation View all organisations

Young Minds

(Featured resource)Young Minds is a leading UK charity focusing on mental health and wellbeing in young people. They provide comprehensive help and advice on a variety of topics including what mental health is, feelings and symptoms, conditions, how to look after yourself and so much more.

Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

(Featured resource)Depression can be treated – talking about it is the first step. Teachers, doctors, employers, university staff are all reached by the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust as they are people who can spot when someone might be in trouble. The training provided by the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust gives them the confidence to open a conversation and give vital first-line support. They also talk to young people and their families and give them to tools they need to stay mentally well.

MIND, the Mental Health Charity

(Featured resource)Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem but hundreds of thousands of people are still struggling. MIND believe no-one should have to face a mental health problem alone. They will listen, give you support and advice, and fight your corner.

The ’13 Reasons Why’ Toolkit

’13 Reasons Why’, is a hit Netflix show that focusses on the fictional suicide of a teenage girl in an American High School, and the causes and circumstances that surrounded that, including bullying and sexual violence. For Series Two of the show, Netflix commissioned a toolkit of resources and advice for parents, educators and young people.

Suicide Prevention: How to Help Someone who is Suicidal

A suicidal person may not ask for help, but that doesn’t mean that help isn’t wanted. People who take their lives don’t want to die—they just want to stop hurting. Suicide prevention starts with recognizing the warning signs and taking them seriously. If you think a friend or family member is considering suicide, you might be afraid to bring up the subject. But talking openly about suicidal thoughts and feelings can save a life.

Supporting Someone who feels Suicidal

Suicidal feelings can range from being preoccupied by abstract thoughts about ending your life or feelings that people would be better off without you, to thinking about methods of suicide or making clear plans to take your own life. This webpage is for anyone who is worried about someone who might be suicidal and contains help and information on how to support someone who is suicidal.

Audio

“Take a Minute, Change a Life” – a podcast for World Suicide Prevention Day

(Featured resource)In this HeadStart podcast, our panel, which includes young people and national expert Dr. Pooky Knightsmith, discuss a range of issues related to how adults and organisations can support young people who are experiencing suicidal thoughts or at risk of doing so.

Download

The ’13 Reasons Why’ Toolkit

’13 Reasons Why’, is a hit Netflix show that focusses on the fictional suicide of a teenage girl in an American High School, and the causes and circumstances that surrounded that, including bullying and sexual violence. For Series Two of the show, Netflix commissioned a toolkit of resources and advice for parents, educators and young people.

Research/report

Asking about suicide does not cause harm, in fact it may help

There is a fear that when we talk about suicide, we increase the likelihood of suicide. It’s a fear shared by teachers, nurses, academics, commissioners and many others. It’s a fear that’s not only getting in the way of important conversations, but it’s impeding potentially life-saving research too.

App / online service

Stay Alive App

This free app Grassroots Suicide Prevention offers help and support, both to people with thoughts of suicide and people who are concerned about someone else. Key parts of the app include: quick access to UK national crisis support helpline, a mini safety plan, a LifeBox where users can upload photos from their phone reminding them of their reasons to stay alive and so much more.

Course / Event

ThinkTwice Course

ThinkTwice offers a course specifically for the Christian communities who want to be equipped with knowledge about mental health and how best to support those who are struggling. The basic course covers an introduction to theology of mental health, depression, anxiety, eating disorders and psychosis.

Why we need to embrace the awkward and talk about suicide – Pooky Knightsmith

Every minute, somebody somewhere in the world dies by suicide – but until the moment of death, there is hope. In her inspiring talk, Pooky explains how each and every one of us can help to prevent deaths by suicide by being prepared to have an awkward conversation about suicide.

43 Seconds

You have 43 seoncds, you can make a difference. It could be anyone – just the simplest of gestures would do.

Talking to students at risk of suicide (webinar), with Dr. Pooky Knightsmith

An online learning session with Dr Pooky Knightsmith with advice about how to talk to students who are experiencing suicidal ideation. Simple, practical, thoughtful advice from a national expert in mental health in young people.

Organisation View all organisations

Young Minds

(Featured resource)Young Minds is a leading UK charity focusing on mental health and wellbeing in young people. They provide comprehensive help and advice on a variety of topics including what mental health is, feelings and symptoms, conditions, how to look after yourself and so much more.

Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

(Featured resource)Depression can be treated – talking about it is the first step. Teachers, doctors, employers, university staff are all reached by the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust as they are people who can spot when someone might be in trouble. The training provided by the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust gives them the confidence to open a conversation and give vital first-line support. They also talk to young people and their families and give them to tools they need to stay mentally well.

MIND, the Mental Health Charity

(Featured resource)Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem but hundreds of thousands of people are still struggling. MIND believe no-one should have to face a mental health problem alone. They will listen, give you support and advice, and fight your corner.

Audio

“Take a Minute, Change a Life” – a podcast for World Suicide Prevention Day

(Featured resource)In this HeadStart podcast, our panel, which includes young people and national expert Dr. Pooky Knightsmith, discuss a range of issues related to how adults and organisations can support young people who are experiencing suicidal thoughts or at risk of doing so.

The ’13 Reasons Why’ Toolkit

’13 Reasons Why’, is a hit Netflix show that focusses on the fictional suicide of a teenage girl in an American High School, and the causes and circumstances that surrounded that, including bullying and sexual violence. For Series Two of the show, Netflix commissioned a toolkit of resources and advice for parents, educators and young people.

Suicide Prevention: How to Help Someone who is Suicidal

A suicidal person may not ask for help, but that doesn’t mean that help isn’t wanted. People who take their lives don’t want to die—they just want to stop hurting. Suicide prevention starts with recognizing the warning signs and taking them seriously. If you think a friend or family member is considering suicide, you might be afraid to bring up the subject. But talking openly about suicidal thoughts and feelings can save a life.

Supporting Someone who feels Suicidal

Suicidal feelings can range from being preoccupied by abstract thoughts about ending your life or feelings that people would be better off without you, to thinking about methods of suicide or making clear plans to take your own life. This webpage is for anyone who is worried about someone who might be suicidal and contains help and information on how to support someone who is suicidal.

Download

The ’13 Reasons Why’ Toolkit

’13 Reasons Why’, is a hit Netflix show that focusses on the fictional suicide of a teenage girl in an American High School, and the causes and circumstances that surrounded that, including bullying and sexual violence. For Series Two of the show, Netflix commissioned a toolkit of resources and advice for parents, educators and young people.

Research/report

Asking about suicide does not cause harm, in fact it may help

There is a fear that when we talk about suicide, we increase the likelihood of suicide. It’s a fear shared by teachers, nurses, academics, commissioners and many others. It’s a fear that’s not only getting in the way of important conversations, but it’s impeding potentially life-saving research too.

App / online service

Stay Alive App

This free app Grassroots Suicide Prevention offers help and support, both to people with thoughts of suicide and people who are concerned about someone else. Key parts of the app include: quick access to UK national crisis support helpline, a mini safety plan, a LifeBox where users can upload photos from their phone reminding them of their reasons to stay alive and so much more.

Course / Event

ThinkTwice Course

ThinkTwice offers a course specifically for the Christian communities who want to be equipped with knowledge about mental health and how best to support those who are struggling. The basic course covers an introduction to theology of mental health, depression, anxiety, eating disorders and psychosis.