We believe in meaningful collaboration with organisations that are working towards a shared goal…suicide awareness and prevention.
At the Zero Suicide Alliance (ZSA), we’re extremely proud to work with a range of brilliant organisations developing and establishing some inspiring suicide awareness and prevention initiatives.
Find out more about some of the initiatives and projects that have come from these collaborations…
Having the training in Welsh means organisations across Wales can offer the training to their staff in compliance with the Welsh Language Standards.
Find out more about Bangor University.
Help for Heroes
The training has been developed for those close to veterans, being their family members and friends, but can be taken by anyone aged 16 and over.
It focuses on prevention and enabling the whole community – service users, carers, their families and local communities – to bring about change.
As part of its training offer, the Life Rooms regularly run ZSA suicide awareness training sessions.
Mental Health Research for Innovation Centre (M-RIC)
M-RIC is working to improve mental healthcare for all patients and service users through ground-breaking research. Set up as a partnership between the University of Liverpool and Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, M-RIC brings together academic researchers, healthcare and industry to trial new treatments and deliver more innovative services. This includes evaluating new drugs and new uses of existing drugs. It also involves researching digital therapies such as apps and artificial intelligence for delivering virtual talking therapies and new ways to support mental wellbeing.
The map explores:
- Prevalence of issues that lead to mental ill-health and potentially suicide
- Frequency of known groups at highest risk of suicide
- Levels of service demand and speed of access
- The extent of and effectiveness of service provision
The functionality is accessible and easy to use, comprising key metrics within each theme, corresponding bar charts, and opportunities to delve deeper into your local picture.
Office for Students
The Office for Students funded the Improving Student Mental Health programme that brought together students from The University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University, to help with the development of university student edition of the ZSA suicide awareness training.
State of Mind
The State of Mind programme was established in 2011 with the aim of improving the mental health, wellbeing and working life of rugby league players and communities. It aims to get people talking about mental health and gets behind initiatives that improve the support for people thinking about taking their own life
Since it launched, State of Mind has introduced a series of mental fitness and training for people in the rugby community. It regularly hosts ZSA suicide awareness training sessions and works alongside ZSA and Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust on awareness raising initiatives.