Nick Barnes from Suicide-Safer London CIC talks live on CNC3 TV ‘Morning Brew’, 24 October 2016 on Vimeo.
Building s Suicide-Safer Trinidad & Tobago

Its a tough subject, but suicide is everyone’s business

How many of us would walk past someone in difficulty on the roadside, saying that’s not our concern?  Yet when it comes to someone thinking of suicide, people can be reluctant to get involved.  Is it because of a fear of making things worse, not knowing what to do, thinking that it is someone else’s responsibility, or even the possible belief that it would be futile to intervene because the person has made up their mind to die?

Research shows that a population-based approach to suicide prevention, with trained “gatekeepers” in front-line services and the community, increases the potential for early, effective intervention.  This approach is central to the suicide prevention strategies of many countries around the world including Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Norway and Canada.

Upcoming workshops

Understanding Suicide Intervention: City & Guilds endorsed

  • Autumn 2017, Goldsmiths, London

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

  • Autumn 2017, Goldsmiths, London

The Challenge

Every year in London nearly three times as many people die by suicide as are killed in road traffic accidents. For every suicide, there may be up to 100 times more who are injured by non-fatal suicide behaviours.

About us

'National Centre for Suicide Prevention Training UK' is a trading name of Suicide-Safer London community interest company and not-for-profit social enterprise, created by a consultancy of experienced international specialists in the field of suicide prevention

Our Trainers

We commission a network of highly skilled trainers from a variety of professional backgrounds: the voluntary, private and statutory sectors, specifically primary care, criminal justice, youth work, housing, nursing and mental health services