Every two hours somebody in the UK loses their life through suicide. The #TalkSuicide campaign is a suicide prevention campaign from the Humber Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership.
The campaign wants to improve the support network for those suffering suicidal thoughts and behaviour by raising awareness of a free suicide prevention training video produced by the Zero Suicide Alliance.
The suicide prevention training video can be completed online in twenty minutes by visiting the new Talk Suicide website (www.talksuicide.co.uk). We’re urging everyone across the Humber, Coast and Vale area to take the training and learn lifesaving skills.
After completing the training you will learn how to:
- Identify when someone might be suffering from suicidal thoughts and behaviours
- Feel comfortable speaking out about suicide in a supportive manner by knowing what to say
- Signpost anyone struggling to the correct services and support so they can get the help they need.
Completing and encouraging others to complete the training will help more people recognise the early warning signs of someone having suicidal thoughts, help you understand how to talk about suicide, and where to correctly signpost those in need of help.
Together we can learn how to #TalkSuicide and get rid of the stigma around talking about suicide.
Visit www.talksuicide.co.uk for more information.