Share the right support
Useful resources to share with someone who is thinking about suicide
Below is a list of useful websites where you can learn more about suicide. They offer support and advice for people who are struggling with thoughts of suicide. If you feel comfortable in doing so you can share the resources from these websites with the person you're concerned about.
Further resources shared by organisations
Below are further links to resources where you can find out more about suicide prevention.
The Kaleidoscope Plus Group
Kaleidoscope Plus Group have shared four video stories to provide hope to anyone who has been bereaved by suicide, the videos can be accessed below. Find out more about The Kaleidoscope Plus Group
Domestic Abuse and Suicide Prevention
Dudley Safe and Sound
Experiences of domestic abuse and other forms of gender based violence are known to have long term adverse effects on psychological well-being. Depression, post-traumatic stress, anxiety and some of their impacts, which may be; social isolation, substance misuse and self harm can be common outcomes of domestic abuse. These are all recognised risks for thoughts of suicide, suicide plans and suicide attempts amongst victims of domestic abuse. To learn more please access this report from Refuge and The University of Warwick, 2018. Please visit Dudley Safe and Sound to find out about support available in Dudley for; victims, survivors and perpetrators of domestic abuse.
Grassroots: Stay Alive App
The Stay Alive App is a free pocket suicide prevention resource for the UK, packed full of useful information to help you stay safe. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else. In addition to the resources, the App includes a safety plan, customisable reasons for living and a life box where you can store photographs that are important to you.
Suicide prevention organisations provide resources and campaigns to promote greater suicide prevention awareness. Samaritans run a number of campaigns where you can access further resources or get involved, one in particular is Brew Monday.
National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA)
The NSPA provide resources that help people to understand more about suicide prevention and suicide bereavement support. They also explain who is affected, how people can be helped, current government policy and the latest research. The information is all crucial to the on-going work of preventing deaths by suicide. You can find a range of resources below, which will help anyone who would like to find out more.
Toolkit For Employers
This toolkit is designed to help organisations adopt a strategy to reduce the risk of a suicide that will have an impact on the workplace. Included in the Toolkit is The safe to talk about suicide PDF this is also a useful resource to share, which will help people understand what they need to do if someone expresses thoughts of suicide.
Dudley Public Health Suicide Prevention Flyer
Dudley Public Health have created a two sided flyer for workplaces, this includes contact numbers for people thinking about suicide and a work place flow chart to help staff support their colleagues. You can download this flyer below.