We are encouraging organisations – small and large – to sign up to United To Prevent Suicide today and promote Scotland’s suicide prevention movement to their staff, members, students and/or followers.
What Organisations Can Do To Support Suicide Prevention
Organisational environments e.g. workplaces, universities, colleges, sports clubs, community groups can be used to promote positive mental health and help raise awareness in preventing suicide.
This page suggests actions your organisation could take as well as providing links to further reading materials relating to suicide awareness, prevention and after a suicide in the workplace.
Please also go to our Resources page to access learning resources that have been developed to help workforces to raise awareness of issues that surround mental health, self-harm and suicide prevention.
ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE WITHIN YOUR ORGANISATION
Sign up to the movement to receive your free ‘The Art Of Conversation’ Guide and regular e-newsletters.
Promote a positive and supportive environment towards all current and prospective employees around mental health and wellbeing.
Provide non-judgmental and proactive support to staff who are experiencing mental distress.
Do not make assumptions about the person who is experiencing mental distress and take the time to engage in a healthy conversation about how best to support them.
Easily accessible information
Ensure all employees have access to information and learning around suicide awareness and supporting mental health in the workplace.
Stigma and discrimination in work is a key issue for many employers and employees, for those trying to get a job and for people returning to work following a period of ill-health. Find out more about creating a mentally healthy work environment: https://www.seemescotland.org/workplace/
A mental health emergency should be taken as seriously as a physical one. You will not be wasting anyone’s time. Call 999 or go to A&E now if you do not feel you can keep yourself or someone else safe.
The following services offer confidential support from trained staff and volunteers. You can talk about anything that is troubling you, no matter how difficult:
If you would like to get in touch please email us at email@example.com Please note we are not able to provide direct support to individuals. If you need help now, please go to the ‘Urgent Help’ section.
Below you will find a number of support organisations in Scotland that provide resources and information on suicide and mental health.
United to Prevent Suicide is a new unifying identity for suicide prevention in Scotland. It marks a new approach to preventing suicide as set out in Scotland’s National Suicide Prevention Action Plan.
Building a social movement of people with a shared belief in preventing suicide
Improving our knowledge and skills in suicide prevention with the development of new learning resources, available to everyone
Improving our approach to those bereaved by suicide through the development of a new dedicated service
Using digital technology to improve suicide prevention
A new approach to crisis care for those of us who experience suicidal thoughts
Increased resources to support improved local action in every area of Scotland
Inspiring leaders across all aspects of life in Scotland to create a culture that supports preventing suicide
Improving our understanding of suicidal behaviour to inform action to prevent its occurrence
This work is funded by Scottish Government and led by the National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group (NSPLG). The social movement work is jointly managed by Public Health Scotland and SAMH.
United to Prevent Suicide is not just a name or a logo. It’s a movement.
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