Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention Letters


This range of websites provide further advice for teachers on suicide prevention.

  • Samaritans, Step by Step: The Samaritans step by step service provides practical support to help schools prepare for and recover from a suspected or attempted suicide. On their service resource page you will find step by step guidance and advice on responding to a suspected or attempted suicide.
  • World Suicide Prevention Day 2021: As part of the programme delivered by the Start a Conversation team, the Leicestershire Educational Psychology Service shared a session on Managing Critical Incidents within Schools and other Educational Settings.
  • Anna Freud free short online training for staff on suicide prevention useful for schools.
  • Start a Conversation: This website provides signposting towards useful information and advice around suicide including where support can be sought from when in crisis.
  • MindED (*login required): They have made a range of resources available to support schools with self-harm and suicide. Includes understanding self-harm and suicidal thinking, safety planning and post suicide bereavement and postvention.
  • R;pple is a digital tool, which if a user searches for harmful content online, they will first be guided through a filter of breathing exercises and then very simple, uncluttered and calmly presented strategies and forums, help lines and mental health services they can access both now and longer term: accompanied with messages of hope and encouragement to keep safe. It's a free tool for the education sector and parents.


This range of videos provide further advice for teachers on suicide prevention.

  • Zero Suicide Alliance (ZSA): The ZSA have created an online video that aims to raise awareness of suicide prevention and give you the skills and confidence to help someone who may be considering suicide -

Short version (5mins)

Full version (20mins)