This resource bank has been designed to meet some key needs that were identified across the country.
We worked in partnership with the Health Innovation Network to understand the lay of the land. With over 1,000 responses and systematic involvement of people across the country we have developed two key offers. Additional functions are in development for release later this year.
We hope that this website supports you, whether you are a suicide prevention lead, a clinician, politician or carer.
Here you will find information on all sorts of different resources, from training and digital tools, to business guides, help-lines and websites.
These resources have been written in a simple, straight forward way to help you compare different options easily. Although at the moment this has been done with a focus on providing the information you might need if you want to commission the resource, we are continuously expanding to offer more information. So look out for updates such as 'how to' documents and case studies which show the value of the resources where they have already been used.
You can find resources in multiple ways; we have tried to make it as simple as possible for you to find what you are looking for; quickly and easily.
You can browse using the topic heading buttons, or search using filters and key words in the search box.
We are always looking for new resources to add to this list, if you have something you have created that you want to share, you can do this through the link below.
We review all submitted resources to check that they are accurate and where there is research or evaluation, we review this and give a breakdown of key points demonstrated.
Every resource listed has been checked and has been verified as accurate by our team, but we recognise that sometimes there may be new information or elements we miss, so please let us know if we have got any details wrong and we will make sure to rectify issues as quickly as possible.
If you are a resource owner, or you deliver one of the resources yourself, please get in touch, we would love to share your experiences and would be happy to add any documents or materials you would like for people to see.
The information provided has been put together in a systematic way, to support you to make the best decisions for your area of work. We hope that you find it useful to be able to see the key details at a glance, however it is important that you have covered the basics before setting up any new work.
Below you will find our Evidence briefings, researched in partnership with the Health Innovation Network London. These briefings set out the state of knoweldge across a range of areas, and were used as the starting point for the Resource section of this site.
Starting point for change
We recommend that the starting point for anyone wanting to develop a suicide prevention plan is to consider the needs, assets and opportunities within your community. Each area is different and it is important that decisions take into account what your community makeup is like beforehand.
We believe that these documents from the Suicide Prevention Resource Centre, the National Suicide Prevention Alliance and the Action Alliance on Suicide are excellent guides to starting up a prevention plan at a local level.
Our map has been designed to offer you an intuitive way to understand your area, and the unique challenges and opportunities of your community which impact suicide risk.
We recognise that each area of England will have a suicide prevention plan based on the national suicide prevention strategy, which is available here. This map is not designed to conflict with those priorities, but rather to present a wider perspective of the social and economic factors around that strategy which will likely be influencing risk.
We hope that this map empowers suicide prevention leads, politicians, commissioners and the public to understand the social factors and how they can be addressed to support a suicide prevention plan in their area.
Our 11 factors are split into 3 core headings, which can be found below and provide the basis for the colour coding system used between areas. You can find out more about those factors, including why we believe they are important and the work from the Mental Health Foundation from which they were established, by clicking on each factor group on the left of the map, or on the boxes below.
As this website continues to grow and develop we hope to have further visualisations of other factors which have a part in suicide and poor mental health.