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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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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.

For the latest training dates and to book your place visit Eventbrite.
The training is very popular so there is a cancellation fee for no-shows of £25
For any questions email: [email protected]

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GPs

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]

Stay Alive App

The Stay Alive App, developed by Grass Roots is now available in Hertfordshire. It has a variety of tools and support available to help keep you or a loved one safe, including local and national support service numbers, safety plan, breathing exercises and much more. You can use it if you are experiencing difficulties with your mental health or having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.

Find out more Download on your phone now!

Keep in touch with Spot the Signs and Save a Life by following us on Twitter: @SpotSignSuicide Contact us: [email protected]

Spot the Signs and Save a Life is a suicide prevention campaign run in partnership with the Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, Mind in Mid Herts and Hertfordshire Mind Network.

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