Dudley Council has joined the Zero Suicide Alliance! Anyone can join the ZSA as a member organisation or as an individual. ZSA member organisations are businesses, NHS Trusts, Charities and other organisations which have taken a pledge to address suicide within their communities. These organisations take part and contribute to the national movement towards Zero Suicide.
Take this short online awareness training today and gain the skills to save a life.
Concerns are increasing about the effects of lockdown and the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health. We need as many people as possible to recognise when those around them may be experiencing mental health difficulties and need support. We are calling on our communities to undertake this training so they have the skills to recognise when someone may be experiencing suicidal thoughts and to give appropriate help.
The Zero Suicide Alliance (ZSA) have three modules of training to help anyone develop these skills.
The Step Up Module gives tips on social isolation and loneliness, while the Gateway Module gives a brief introduction to the suicide awareness training. It also covers some of the basic skills needed to help people struggling with suicidal thoughts and takes only 5-10 minutes to complete.
The main ZSA Suicide Awareness Training, which takes around 20 minutes to undertake, provides a more comprehensive look at the methods to help people needing to reach out.
All of these modules can be accessed here
The Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation mental health support helpline is available 24-7 for adults, older adults and children and young people requiring urgent mental health support. Call 0800 008 6516. Press 1 if you live in Sandwell or Wolverhampton. Press 2 if you live in Dudley or Walsall.
Dudley Talking Therapies Service offer a wide range of support via telephone, video and face to face in both 1:1 and group settings. To find out more and to self-refer visit https://www.dihc.nhs.uk/find-a-service/dudley-talking-therapy-service or call 0800 953 0404