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 -
This guide provides information for schools and colleges on prevention, intervention and postvention. Find the guide below.
This toolkit provides information, from the perspective of children, young people and families who have experienced suicide, on how to talk about suicide, self-care and best practice on what schools have done well to support, plus more.