Signcode UK was honoured to have joined around 150 of some of the most influential people from a range of mental health services, third and private sector partners who attended the Zero Suicide Alliance Launch at the House of Commons. Some of the most illustrious leaders in health from the Royal Colleges and the eminent speaker line-up from our elected Parliamentary representatives, our host Luciana Berger MP, Norman Lamb MP and the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt Secretary of State for Health.
We were very proud to be part of proceedings which was to launch the suicide prevention training which has our signcodes integrated to allow full access for Deaf people in British Sign Language. You will now be able to access this widely accessible and clinically developed training tool at www.relias.co.uk/zero-suicide-alliance/form
The aim of the training is to encourage a true conversation about suicide to take place in this country and to encourage one million people from across the UK to complete the suicide prevention training, which can be accessed from the Relias website. Each person completing the training will be provided with the skills they need to approach situations where they may encounter someone with suicidal thoughts. They will also be supported to better understand and be able to help anyone expressing suicidal thoughts or behaviours.
It means for every person that undertakes the training, everyone they encounter has a better chance of getting help if they are thinking of taking their own life. We hope that those who have do the training will also encourage friends, family and work colleagues to do the same and make a real impact on eliminating suicide in this country.