Type of Entry: Business Guides
Name: Suicide Prevention Toolkit - BITC
Date added: 1 May 2020
Delivery type: Guide
Owned by: BITC (Business in the Community)
Cost: No
Target audience: Workplace
Core elements
  • Developing a workplace that values employees and their families
  • A plan for responding to a suicide attempt or death
  • Helplines signposting
  • Identifying employees at risk of suicide
  • Specialised suicide awareness and prevention training for EAP providers and HR staff
  • Guidance on policies, procedures and practice regarding mental health, long-term health, domestic violence and financial security. 
  • Developing internal communications and induction processes raising awareness of support functions
  • Education and training for all staff on mental health and suicide awareness, with particular focus on line managers
  • Case studies of organisations applying the model
Recommended by...
  • Supported by Samaritans (UK) 
  • Norman Lamb, MP (quote found on page 3 of the guide)
  • Paul Farmer, CEO Mind (quote found on page 13 of the guide)
  • Frances O’Grady, General Secretary TUC (quote found on page 17 of the guide)

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Endorsed by... This resource was developed in association with Public Health England (UK)

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