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Suicide prevention - offer to business

Lancashire MIND training offer

We have now commissioned Lancashire MIND to deliver a range of training to help professionals and community members across Lancashire and South Cumbria grow in confidence and skills around talking about suicide and helping to prevent it. The training ranges from an initial Suicide Awareness Seminar, intermediate training and Advanced Suicide Prevention Training. The training is offered free of charge to the public and voluntary sector but is chargeable to the private sector.

To book your training, please contact admin@lancashiremind.org.uk.

Zero Suicide Alliance

Zero Suicide Alliance is a collaborative of NHS trusts, businesses and individuals who are all committed to suicide prevention in the UK. The website provides a free suicide prevention training video. The purpose of the training is to enable people to identify when someone is presenting with suicidal thoughts/behaviours, provide support and signpost appropriately.

Time To Change employer pledge

More than 900 employers in England have signed up and developed an action plan for submission, demonstrating how they think and act about mental health within the workplace and are proactively supporting their employees.

Following approval of the action plan, the employer will be added to the Employee Accelerator Programme and given access to masterclasses, support and introductions, briefings and networking.

For further information or to book a place on any of these courses visit the Time To Change website

Other support for SMEs

The Fit for Work service, run by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) provides occupational health advice and assessment to employers and employees. It is of particular value to SMEs that do not have their own occupational health provision. There is a telephone and online support service for employers and an assessment and support service for employees.

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