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*DATA FROM THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION
World Health Organisation
An Implementation Guide for Suicide Prevention in Countries
Live Life is the WHOs approach to suicide prevention. This details practical aspects of implementing four evidence-based interventions for preventing suicide.
According to WHO the world is not on track to reach the 2030 suicide reduction targets.
Live Life acts as a guide to support countries implement key effective evidence based interventions.
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Statement of purpose
Explanation of the purpose of the policy.
Identification of links to other policies.
Organisation beliefs and commitments listed.
Roles and responsibilities
Key staff roles and responsibilities listed including the designated safeguarding lead details.
Detailed explanation of the support provided by the organisation including early identification, education, staff training and multi-agency partnerships. This should also detail how the organisation deals with suspected or attempted suicide.
Relevant information regarding policy reviews.
Early Identification and Support
Schools and Colleges
Reviewing your PSHE/RSHE curriculum
Are there opportunities for early identification? Does your PSHE/RSHE curriculum include information, support and guidance surrounding suicide and negative feelings/thoughts? Are parents/carers given relevant information to support them dealing with children's mental health problems?
Policy and practice
When was your policy last reviewed? Do you have an up to date support services directory for referring pupils to?
A response plan
There is a risk of suicide potentially being a trigger for another suicide. It is important your school has a response plan. This is necessary to maintain the structure and order of the school routine, while enabling people to grieve.
Do you have a single media spokesperson for the school? This person will liaise with the media ensuring that only the relevant information is given to the media.
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