#TalkSuicide is a new campaign, developed by Staffordshire County Council working in partnership with Stoke-on-Trent City Council, local hospitals and NHS community services.
The campaign aims to bring individuals, organisations and businesses together to help prevent suicide in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.
By bringing people together, the small things we all do can make a BIG difference.
Fully Funded Suicide Prevention Training
Did you know that two thirds of people whose lives are lost to suicide haven't accessed any mental health support?
That's why, we need people like you, people already in our communities, to be more aware of the signs someone is at risk of suicide and able to help them get the support they need.
Staffordshire County Council is offering individuals and not-for-profit clubs, groups and organisations, who are active in our communities, a limited number of fully funded places on its suicide prevention training.
The training will help you gain the skills and confidence you need to help someone who is at risk of suicide.
Developed by North Staffordshire Mind, the half-day online training course has been designed to:
• Help you recognise signs that someone may be at risk
• Train you to use a simple 4 step suicide intervention
• Share information with you about local support services
If you're interested in the training and would like to apply for a fully funded place, please complete an expression of interest form to help Staffordshire County Council gauge demand and allocation of places.
Please submit your form as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Together we can do more and reach further, that’s why Staffordshire County Council is aiming to get 1,000 people across Staffordshire and Stoke-on Trent to join them.
Please use this link to sign up to the campaign - anyone can join, whether they're an individual, organisation or business. Together we can help prevent suicide in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.