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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
Spot the Signs Training
Our fully funded training will increase participants’ knowledge and awareness about suicide. 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. You will be provided with some of the latest information and statistics in regards to suicide nationally and locally in Hertfordshire.
This training will:
- Increase your awareness and knowledge of suicide
- 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 1 hour and 3 hour sessions available.
An excellent course – I was able to use the information with a Service User the next day
It was a supportive atmosphere with people from a range of experiences and organisations
1 hour webinar for Primary Care Staff
This session gives you an introduction of key areas such as warning signs, risk factors, responding to risk, signposting and other resources.
3 hour webinar for Primary Care Staff
This session gives you a more in-depth opportunity to explore all key areas such as warning signs, risk factors, responding to risk, signposting and resources. This includes various activities, group discussions and case studies to help you feel more confident in spotting signs and knowing how to respond.
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 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.
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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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Contact us via email: [email protected]
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