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Help and Info for General Public

World Suicide Prevention Day - 10th September 2023

Content warning: Brief mention of suicide

Thanks to MHFA England for the content

 

World Suicide Prevention Day is on 10 September. It is an opportunity to raise awareness of suicide and the steps we can take to prevent it and help reduce the stigma surrounding it.  

 

Each week, approximately 115 people die by suicide in the UK. Research has found that as many as 10% of suicides each year could be work-related (Office for National Statistics, Hazards campaign). 

  

We believe that suicide is preventable through education and intervention.

That’s why we are calling on workplaces to embed suicide awareness, prevention, and support into their mental health and wellbeing strategies. 

More details here

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Herbert Protocol

The Herbert Protocol is a national scheme introduced by the police in partnership with other agencies to encourage carers to compile useful information which could be used to help locate a vulnerable person if they go missing.

The initiative is named after George Herbert, a war veteran of the Normandy landings, who lived with dementia. George Herbert died whilst 'missing', trying to find his childhood home.

The Herbert Protocol is a form is designed to make sure if someone goes missing, the police can get access to important information about that person as soon as possible. 

Being asked by a police officer to recall lots of detailed information can add to this stress, but this form and process is designed to remove some of the worry.

Get your form printed by clicking here 

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