The National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA) is an alliance of public, private and voluntary organisations in England who collaborate to help reduce suicide and support those bereaved or affected by suicide.
News and Events Archive
Dr. Sharon McDonnell presented her work to health professionals at South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust at their Patient Safety Learning Event.
Dr. Sharon McDonnell presented at the Royal College of Psychiatrists Suicide and Self Harm learning event.
The steps and processes in this section have been drawn from the practices of existing suicide postvention support services in England, with input from organisations delivering support services and from people bereaved or affected by suicide.
This is a toolkit to help suicide bereavement services plan an evaluation using a 12 step approach.
The cross-Government National Suicide Prevention Strategy for England was published in 2012.
The House of Commons Health Committee have published their interim report on suicide prevention.
Barry McGale is the keynote speaker at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Survivor Day Conference on the 19th November 2016
This one day event is hosted by the IWG for Death, Dying and Bereavement and co hosted by members from Scotland, Wales and Ireland and is being supported by the Scottish Government.
Those bereaved or affected by suicide always outnumber the deceased and are also at increased risk of suicide. Despite this little is known about the impact of suicide in the UK and how to best support the bereaved.
October 2016: The National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness have published their report.
Public Health England have published a document which highlights mental health promotion and prevention training programmes.
The Centre for Mental Health and Safety based at the University of Manchester are hosting a conference entitled ‘Making Mental Health Care Safer: 20 years of the National Confidential Inquiry’
This document has been designed to guide health and well-being boards, commissioners etc to understand why caring for those bereaved by suicide (termed as postvention) is a key aspect of local suicide prevention.
Suicide Bereavement UK host their national annual suicide bereavement conference in collaboration with Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust.