Let’s all work together to prevent suicide
What is Spot the Signs and Save a Life?
We are a suicide prevention campaign, helping to remove the stigma of talking openly about suicide. We provide training courses and signpost to mental health services available in Hertfordshire.
We aim to:
- Increase public awareness of depression and suicide in Hertfordshire
- Remove the stigma linked with suicide
- Provide suicide prevention training to GPs, healthcare providers and the voluntary sector in Hertfordshire
- Work with companies to create safer workplaces
- Signpost to mental health services available in Hertfordshire
Our ambition of zero suicides in Hertfordshire is consistent with the national suicide prevention strategy for England. We also aim to improve support for those bereaved or affected by suicide.
Our vision is to make Hertfordshire a county where no one ever gets to a point where they feel suicide is their only option. Please note that we are not a crisis service.
In an emergency dial 999 or call Samaritans 116 123
Keep in touch with Spot the Signs and Save a Life by following us @SpotSignSuicide
Contact us: [email protected]
For more information, please visit our website http://www.hpft.nhs.uk/spot-the-signs.
The Spot the Signs and Save a Life is a suicide prevention campaign jointly funded by the Strategic Clinical Network across the East of England, and the East and North CCG in Hertfordshire. The campaign is managed and delivered by Mind in Mid Herts in partnership with Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) and Hertfordshire Mind Network
About Suicide Prevention Training
What are the signs of suicide risk and how do we spot them? Our training courses will:
- Increase awareness and knowledge of suicide and how it is recorded
- Introduce practical steps about how to respond to someone who may be at risk of suicide
- Make you feel more confident about spotting the signs of suicide
There are full-day, half-day and one hour introduction sessions available.
An excellent course – I was able to use the information with a patient the next day
It was a supportive atmosphere with people from a range of experiences and organisations
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Training Update- Covid 19
1.5 hour webinar for all to help spot the signs
We have an opportunity to run 1.5 hour training sessions via webinar, looking at Signs, Risk Factors and Risk Response in the COVID-19 climate
We would greatly appreciate if you are interested in this to please email- [email protected]
Online Half Day Training Sessions for Professionals
We are currently in the process of adapting and converting our Spot the Signs training sessions in to a half day webinar session via Zoom. Although we are currently unable to hold face to face sessions, we do feel in this current climate, it is a more important time than ever to be able to provide this training.
We appreciate that many organisations may not be able to give up half a day to complete training sessions at this time, so we are also currently trialling a 1.5 hour session, that will still look to include all key areas such as warning signs and risk factors, responding to risk and signposting and resources. We are however looking to make this session specific to the COVID-19 climate.
If you are interested please email: [email protected]
Full Day Training
Fully funded one-day training course for voluntary and public sector employees/volunteers working with adults in Hertfordshire and includes sports clubs, community groups and healthcare providers. They are incredibly popular with a 98% excellence rating for 2018.
Extra dates may be added owing to demand. For the latest news and training dates subscribe to our Newsletter.
Spot the Signs suicide prevention training is offered directly to GPs across Hertfordshire. If you or your surgery would like training, please contact [email protected]
In House Training
Spot the Signs and Save a Life can provide fully funded training in house subject to demand. We will explore information about which groups of people are most at risk and why, protective factors and briefly review practical strategies for identifying and responding to signs of risk in adults within your organisation. Organisations are provided with a resource pack to help embed the training including posters and leaflets.
If you have more than 15 staff that would be able to attend a session, please email [email protected] to find out more.
1 Hour introduction Sessions
If you would like to find out more but do not have time to attend a full training. Our coordinator can attend your workplace and deliver a 1 hour introduction session providing an overview of the campaign, suicide prevention in the wider context and some information about how to support someone who may be distressed. To book an introduction session, please email [email protected]
We have been working hard over the past year to raise awareness and we’d like your feedback to inform our next steps and how we promote support in the County.
Please visit our homepage at www.suicidepreventionherts.org.uk/home.aspx to fill out a quick survey.