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NHS gives backing to suicide prevention campaign

NHS gives backing to suicide prevention campaign
10 September 2019

On World Suicide Prevention Day (10 September 2019), organisations and communities around the world come together to raise awareness of how we can create a world where fewer people die by suicide.

Last year, in the UK, over 6,900 people died of suicide, a rise of nearly 12% on the previous year.  In London, 11 people die by suicide each week. 

Suicide is preventable, and anyone can make a difference. 

As part of the awareness-raising day, NHS Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group is supporting a London-wide campaign to encourage 100,000 people to complete the Zero Suicide Alliance free online training. The training takes around 20 minutes to complete and aims to support people to identify warning signs and to feel comfortable knowing what to say to people.

Dr Phil Moore, local GP and Deputy Chair, NHS Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group, said:

You can make a difference, suicide is preventable.

The Zero Suicide Alliance has released free training, which takes only 20 minutes, and we are encouraging everyone to take it.

Having confidence on how to intervene can make a huge difference to saving someone’s life.

We are also encouraging all GP practices in Kingston to participate in this campaign and for staff to take the training.”


Listen to his video message here


For more information, or to do the free training, go to: 

Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group, 2nd floor, Thames House,
180 High Street, Teddington, TW11 8HU
Tel: 020 39419900

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