General enquiries

St Helens Council Public Relations and Media Team will provide support on all media enquiries, both proactive and reactive, interview requests and public action opportunities until March 2020 – to ensure they are handled appropriately and sensitively on behalf of all partnership members. Partners will be collectively referred to as St Helens Suicide Prevention Action Group and will be approached for their own comment, statement as required, with our main spokesperson available for comment identified as Councillor Anthony Burns, Cabinet Member for Public Health, Leisure and Libraries.
Contact: / 01744 674376

Branding oversight & campaign support

St Helens Council Marketing Team are available to provide brand oversight as required and advice regarding campaign issues. Contact: / 01744 674163


Research shows links between media coverage of suicide and increases in suicidal behaviour. There are many ways for journalists to sensitively cover suicide. Please read Samaritans Best Practice Media Guidelines for reporting suicide to find out how to cover suicide and self-harm safely.