In 2020 St Helens, as part of the Cheshire and Merseyside Partnership, was officially awarded Suicide-Safer Community Status by Living Works, a world leader in suicide prevention and training.
This award is symbolic of the fantastic leadership and hard work of colleagues and partners from across Cheshire and Merseyside over the last five years, implementing the NO MORE Suicide Strategy together.
To be recognised as a Suicide-Safer Community means fulfilling ten main pillars of community action, including training, suicide bereavement, leadership and mental health promotion. These pillars are associated with most national suicide prevention strategies.
Guidance and tools to enable your community/organisation to take the steps towards being suicide safe are available below:
There is still much more to be done in order to continue pursuing our ultimate zero suicide ambition and work continues on the NO MORE Suicide Strategy, but this award signals great progress.