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Lee Fryatt is a retired Police Inspector with over 30 years of policing experience working for Hampshire Constabulary. During his long career Lee held a variety of posts including in custody, critical incident and firearms management.

He has extensive training experience, having designed and delivered training at national level and worked as regional training manager for Centrex (the police training agency), delivering initial recruit and leadership training, as well as holding the post of design and curriculum manager for the National Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Centre. He also has a broad and extensive range of operational experience having worked in partnership roles with the Police and Crime Commissioner, Youth Offending and in the voluntary sector.

Lee is personally bereaved by suicide and has practical experience of attending and responding to suicide as a first responder and scene manager. Since becoming personally bereaved he has advocated for change to reduce suicides in universities and improve the support provided to bereaved families in coroners’ courts.

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Public Sector Studies (Police Stream) 2:1 (1996, Portsmouth University)
  • Certificate in Education (2001, Portsmouth University)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Leadership Development (Level 7) (2005, Nottingham Trent University)
  • Adult Training Certificate (2000, City and Guilds 7307)
  • Certificate in Children and Young People’s Mental Health (Level 2) (2019, NCFE)

Affiliations

  • Member, National Suicide Prevention Alliance (lived experience network)
  • Member, Suicide Prevention Roundtable chaired by the Minister of State for Universities
  • Contributor, Parliamentary Inquiry on the Coroner Service

Learn More About Lee

Lee’s attributes

  • Key note speaker (Suicide Bereavement UK International Conference 2020)
  • Suicide in Universities: is data protection costing lives?
  • Key note speaker (Open Forum Events) Improving Student Mental Health Outcomes Interviews with BBC News: Would universities call parents in a mental health crisis?