Spot the Signs, Save a Life

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Spot the Signs and Save a Life

Let’s all work together to prevent suicide

What is Spot the Signs and Save a Life?

We are a suicide prevention campaign, helping to remove the stigma of talking openly about suicide. We provide training courses and signpost to mental health services available in Hertfordshire.

We aim to:

  • Increase public awareness of depression and suicide in Hertfordshire
  • Remove the stigma linked with suicide
  • Provide suicide prevention training to GPs, healthcare providers and the voluntary sector in Hertfordshire
  • Work with companies to create safer workplaces
  • Signpost to mental health services available in Hertfordshire

Our ambition of zero suicides in Hertfordshire is consistent with the national suicide prevention strategy for England. We also aim to improve support for those bereaved or affected by suicide.

Our vision is to make Hertfordshire a county where no one ever gets to a point where they feel suicide is their only option. Please note that we are not a crisis service.

In an emergency dial 999 or call Samaritans 116 123

Keep in touch with Spot the Signs and Save a Life by following us @SpotSignSuicide

Contact us: spotthesigns@hpft.nhs.uk

For more information, please visit our website www.hpft.nhs.uk/spot-the-signs.

The Spot the Signs and Save a Life is a suicide prevention campaign jointly funded by the Strategic Clinical Network across the East of England, and the East and North CCG in Hertfordshire. The campaign is managed and delivered by Mind in Mid Herts in partnership with Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) and Hertfordshire Mind Network.

About Suicide Prevention Training

What are the signs of suicide risk and how do we spot them? Our training courses will:

  • Increase awareness and knowledge of suicide and how it is recorded
  • Introduce practical steps about how to respond to someone who may be at risk of suicide
  • Make you feel more confident about spotting the signs of suicide

There are full-day, half-day and one hour introduction sessions available.

 “An excellent course – I was able to use the information with a patient the next day”

 “I feel more confident in working with clients who may be suicidal”

“It was a supportive atmosphere with people from a range of experiences and organisations”

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Voluntary Sector

This is the one day training course for those employed in the voluntary sector or public sector. They are incredibly popular with 98% rating the training as Excellent in 2016.

2018 Training Dates

Letchworth 27 July 10am – 4pm
Hatfield 10 September 10am – 4pm
Watford 12 October 10am – 4pm
London Colney 30 November 10am – 4pm
Stanstead Abbots 17 December 10am – 4pm

Contact hpft.spotthesigns@nhs.net to book your place, or telephone 07464 527460 for further information.

Extra dates may be added owing to demand. For the latest news and training dates subscribe to our Newsletter http://eepurl.com/dsV2L9

GPs

Spot the Signs suicide prevention training is offered directly to GPs across Hertfordshire. If you or your surgery would like training, please contact spotthesigns@hpft.nhs.uk

Organisations

The Spot the Signs and Save a Life organisational training will help businesses support the mental health and wellbeing of their employees. This includes a resource pack, support services, in-house training and information sessions, and on-going support and promotion of the campaign and your business. For further information contact spotthesigns@hpft.nhs.uk 

Keep in touch with Spot the Signs and Save a Life by following us on Twitter: @SpotSignSuicide Contact us: spotthesigns@hpft.nhs.uk

Spot the Signs and Save a Life is a suicide prevention campaign run in partnership with the Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, Mind in Mid Herts and Hertfordshire Mind Network.