Preventing suicide

Prevention is the largest element of the strategy incorporating actions and activities that build individual and community resilience, targeted at groups or populations that reduce the likelihood of an individual reaching the point of feeling suicidal or considering suicide as a solution to the difficulties they face.

Ten steps to eliminating suicide

1
Establishing a Suicide-Safer Community committee
2
Establishing the population size of the community
3
Identifying organisations representing the committee
4
Creating and agreeing an action plan or strategy with identified priorities
5
Supporting and commissioning accessible suicide intervention services
6
Supporting and commissioning accessible suicide bereavement support
7
Supporting and commissioning promotion of mental health and wellness activities
8
Supporting and commissioning proactive suicide prevention activities
9
Establishing a pool of formally trained gatekeepers

Cheshire and Merseyside has a number of organisations in place that aim to support the community as a whole.

CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably – a registered charity, which exists to prevent male suicide in the UK.

Phone: 0800 58 58 58
Website: thecalmzone.net

Opening up Cricket – formed in 2014 to promote mental wellbeing and suicide prevention through cricket.

Website: openingupcricket.com

Papyrus – set up to give young people hope and to prevent young suicide.

Phone: 0800 068 41 41
Website: papyrus-uk.org

Samaritans – a national registered charity with local branches. They are available around the clock to help anyone.

Phone: 116 123 (free)
Website: samaritans.org

State of Mind – charity that harnesses the power of sport to promote positive mental health among sportsmen and women, fans and wider communities.

Website: stateofmindsport.org