Browse our selection of resources by clicking on the drop down sections below: 

Death through suicide – bereavement support - Support for families bereaved by and dealing with loss from suicide. This includes resources around talking to children and young people about suicide.

Finding the words - How to support someone who has been bereaved and affected by suicide.

Final notification table - When someone has died, you may need to (or wish to) notify several different organisations about the death. The chart contains suggested agencies or organisations to contact.

First Hand is for anyone affected by witnessing a suicide, when they did not know the person who has died.

Help is at handA resource for people bereaved through suicide or other unexplained death, and for those helping them.

Suicide Bereavement Support across West YorkshireAcross West Yorkshire there are two services that offer support after a bereavement by suicide. Both services are overseen by Leeds Mind. Find out more about the West Yorkshire and Leeds Bereavement Services.

Suicide&Co is a charity that supports those bereaved by suicide. They offer counselling sessions for those over the age of 18.

Supporting an employee who has been bereaved by suicide (leaflet) - A resource for employers to support employees bereaved by suicide.

What Remains - A film about hope. *Trigger warning* This multi-layered, lyrical, transcendent and ultimately uplifting film does an exemplary job of showing the reality of suicide bereavement.

The Coroners’ Courts Support Service is a registered charity whose volunteers give emotional & practical support to bereaved families & witnesses at an inquest.

Crisis Tools Guides - These four Crisis Tool learning guides are for carers, families and healthcare staff who may encounter young people in a crisis.

Death through suicide – bereavement support - Support for families bereaved by and dealing with loss from suicide. This includes resources around talking to children and young people about suicide.

Managing Difficult Feelings - Aimed at young people this guide helps you understand what are suicidal thoughts and feelings.

MindEd a free educational resource on children and young people's mental health.

Me, Poetry and the Crisis Point is a film by filmmaker Geoff Brokate + verd de gris arts and features Phoebe. Her story deals with issues around suicide and self-harm and comes with a trigger warning.

Public Health England’s Better Health Every Mind Matters campaign provides helpful tips for young people, parents and carers. There are designated pages to help parents and carers spot the signs that children may be struggling with their mental health and also provides advice that can help maintain good mental wellbeing.

Ripple Suicide Prevention Overview - R;pple is an online nudge technique/add-on extension, which consists of a powerful message of hope to resonate with the user, as well as providing a selection of mental health support options (call, text, webchat, self-help app, pocket resources).

Self harm leaflet for young people - "Let’s talk about self-harm" information leaflet from Kirklees Council for young people about self-harm, how it can affect people and what support is available.

Self harm in young people: for parents and carers - This webpage by Royal College of Psychiatrists, looks at the reasons behind why people self-harm, and offers advice about what to do to help.

Signs of self harm and getting help - A guide for young people developed by Young Minds.

Suicide by children and young people - The second report from the NCISH investigation of suicide by children and young people examined suicide by 391 young people aged under 25 in England or Wales.

Suicide Prevention - Guidance for Frontline Workers and Volunteers - young people - Guidance for frontline workers and volunteers on how to support young people with their mental health.

Supporting young people who self-harm or feel suicidal - A guide for professionals in Leeds working with young people aged 25 and under.

Supporting your child: Self-harm and Suicide - Created by Papyrus, the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide, this guide has been created following discussions with parents who have experience of supporting a young person struggling with their mental health.

Supporting autistic children and young people through crisis - This document aims to help those working in mental health and crisis services, to support young autistic people experiencing a mental health crisis.

We Can Talk, children and young people’s mental health training, advice and resources for hospital staff.  

Young people and self harm leaflet - Created by Harmless, this leaflet looks at why young people self harm.

Ending Mental Health Stigma

Watch Touchstone's YouTube video about ending mental health stigma.

Men's Talk Testimony

Breaking down stigma for men who have experience mental health issues.

Myths About Suicide

Understanding the facts can help you to help someone struggling to cope. The Samaritans created 'Myths About Suicide' to help set the facts.

Small Talk Saves Lives

The Samaritans have developed a campaign called Small Talk Saves Lives. This short film introduces the idea of trusting instincts and starting a conversation. 

The Check-In campaign aims to prevent staff suicide and promote a wellbeing culture by normalising the conversation around suicide and mental health as well as providing training, resources and signposting for support.

Leeds and West Yorkshire Mindful Employer Network - This network brings local employers in Leeds together to champion positive mental health at work.

Mindful Employer - For Employers who are Positive about Mental Health.

Supporting an employee who has been bereaved by suicide (leaflet) - A resource for employers to support employees bereaved by suicide.

‘Working Well - Mental Health in the Workplace’ is a film project by Geoff Brokate and verd de gris arts, that seeks to explore the relationship between good mental health and employment practice and an employers responsibility to its workforce.

Citizens Advice - Debt and money pages give you the information you need to make the right choices, including help to deal with your debt problems, how to avoid losing your home and how to get your finances back into shape.

Debt Respite Scheme (Breathing Space) guidance for creditors - The Debt Respite Scheme (Breathing Space) will give someone in problem debt the right to legal protections from their creditors.

Mapping local authority debt collection practices

Reshaping financial support - How councils can help to support low-income households in financial difficulty

Stop the Knock - Local authority debt collection reserch tool.

Men's Health Unlocked Six Month Report.pdf - This report looks at mens health particularly the impact in terms of the link between digital exclusion and long term conditions.

 

Men's Talk Testimony - Breaking down stigma for men who have experience mental health issues.

PARENTS Online Flyer.pdfPARENTS Online offers text-based emotional support to parents/carers who may have experienced separation from children or a relationship breakdown, which is a key factor in suicide. 

Suicide by middle-aged men: The National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health findings - Watch this animated video of key findings and recommendations.

“Somebody, Nobody, Everybody” Report.pdf - A Report from “Developing Collaborative Approaches in Men’s Mental Health” event in March 2020.

Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings Leaflet - Created by Harmless, this leaflet is for anyone who has experienced suicidal thoughts and feelings.

Report Harmful Content - Most platforms do not allow any content which encourages, instructs or glorifies self-harm or suicide. Some platforms have processes in place for safeguarding users who view or share this type of content. Find out how to report self-harm or suicide content on social platforms.

Building Suicide-safer Schools and Colleges.pdf - This guide has been developed to support teachers and school staff to build a suicide-safer school. It aims to provide school staff with an understanding of the most effective strategies to implement to create a suicide-safer environment. The material in this guide is designed for secondary school and college teachers and staff, but can be adapted for younger children too.

How to share crisis tools resources - Health Education England (HEE) and Healthy Teen Minds suite of mental health crisis learning resources designed for mental health staff, individuals working in health and social care, school staff and students who may encounter young people in crisis.

MindEd Hub - Health Education England has created Skills for Schools resources around suicide and self-harm prevention.

Signs of self harm and getting help - A guide for young people developed by Young Minds.

Report Harmful Content - Most platforms do not allow any content which encourages, instructs or glorifies self-harm or suicide. Some platforms have processes in place for safeguarding users who view or share this type of content. Find out how to report self-harm or suicide content on social platforms.

Self Harm Leaflet for Adults.pdf - "Can we talk to you about self-harm?" Guidance for adults supporting young people.

Self Harm Leaflet for Young People.pdf - "Let’s talk about self-harm" information leaflet from Kirklees Council for young people about self-harm, how it can affect people and what support is available.

Self-harm in young people: for parents and carers - This webpage by Royal College of Psychiatrists, looks at the reasons behind why people self-harm, and offers advice about what to do to help.

Supporting young people who self-harm or feel suicidal - A guide for professionals in Leeds working with young people aged 25 and under.

Supporting your child: Self-harm and Suicide - Created by Papyrus, the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide, this guide has been created following discussions with parents who have experience of supporting a young person struggling with their mental health. They have also created a decidated leaflet answering questions around self harm.

What is self harm? - This webpage by Mind explains self-harm, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

Young people and self harm leaflet - Created by Harmless, this leaflet looks at why young people self harm.

Infographic - Preventing Male Suicide.pdf - Facts and figures about how West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership connected with suicide prevention projects and men to get their views.

Men's Health Unlocked Annual Report InfographicMen’s Health Unlocked is a network to improve and save the lives of men who live and/or work in Leeds.

West Yorkshire Suicide Bereavement Service (PDF) - Information about the West Yorkshire Suicide Bereavement Service.

The National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health (NCISH) has also created another infographic about the West Yorkshire Suicide Bereavement Service as an example of good practice of suicide prevention initiatives.

Survive and Thrive Infographic (PDF) - Humans Being ran three 8-week Survive and Thrive training courses for foodbank volunteers, aimed at reducing suicide risk in vulnerable men.

Making Information Accessible for Neurodivergent People: A new guideThis guide is all about how to make information resources more accessible to people who are neurodivergent. This includes people who have a diagnosis of autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, ADHD and Tourette’s Syndrome.

Personal tragedies, public crisis - New research confirms the true scale of the hidden mortality crisis in autism. This report by charity Autistica explores this.

Supporting autistic children and young people through crisis - This document aims to help those working in mental health and crisis services, to support young autistic people experiencing a mental health crisis.

Check-In Campaign

The Check-In campaign aims to prevent staff suicide and promote a wellbeing culture by normalising the conversation around suicide and mental health as well as providing training, resources and signposting for support.

Samaritans Campaigns

The Samaritans runs a number of suicide prevention campaigns including Small Talk Saves Lives.

The Office of National Statistics publish quarterly suicide data for Yorkshire and Humberside.

Public Health England’s fingertips profile gives further information about suicide rates.

The Samaritans website gives national information for suicide.

Suicide by middle-aged men: The National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health findings - Watch this animated video of key findings and recommendations.

Zero Suicide Alliance Suicide Prevention Resource Map: 

The Ask, Assist, Act framework will help you know what to say and do if you are supporting someone who you think may be suicidal.

Information is available from the Samaritans about how to support someone who is suicidal.

StayingSafe.net provides vital ‘Safety Plan' guidance tools jointly funded by NHS England, with easy to print / online templates and guidance video tutorials purposefully designed to help people through the process of writing their own Safety Plan to build hope, identify actions and strategies to resist suicidal thoughts and develop positive ways to cope with stress and emotional distress.

The Ask, Assist, Act framework will help you know what to say and do if you are supporting someone who you think may be suicidal.

Consensus statement for information sharing and suicide prevention - The consensus statement sets out how and when clinicians should share information about patients, within the legal framework, where this may help prevent suicide.

Crisis Tools Guides - These four Crisis Tool learning guides are for carers, families and healthcare staff who may encounter young people in a crisis.

Suicide Prevention - Guidance for Frontline Workers and Volunteers - young people.pdf - Guidance for frontline workers and volunteers on how to support young people with their mental health.

Suicide Prevention - Guidance for Frontline Workers and Volunteers.pdf - This guidance is for anyone supporting people to help them feel more confident to talk to someone about suicide.

StayingSafe.net provides vital ‘Safety Plan' guidance tools jointly funded by NHS England, with easy to print / online templates and guidance video tutorials purposefully designed to help people through the process of writing their own Safety Plan to build hope, identify actions and strategies to resist suicidal thoughts and develop positive ways to cope with stress and emotional distress.

‘Working Well - Mental Health in the Workplace’ is a film project by Geoff Brokate and verd de gris arts, that seeks to explore the relationship between good mental health and employment practice and an employers responsibility to its workforce.

Your Suicide Prevention Resource - The Laura Hyde Foundation has created a resource to provide support for emergency services staff, their colleagues and patients.

Responsible reporting on mental health, mental illness & death by suicide - The National Union of Journalists guidelines for reporting mental health and death by suicide.

The Suicide Reporting Toolkit - The toolkit is for journalists and journalism educators. Reporting suicide responsibly requires sensitivity and compassion.

Samaritans' media guidelines - These guidelines for reporting suicide and online resources reinforce industry codes of practice, supporting the highest standards of coverage of suicide.