Library Bulletins – October 2018

This week’s Library bulletins are on Health and Wellbeing and Suicide Prevention.

 

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Preventing suicide: A community engagement toolkit

World Health Organization, September 2018

Communities play a crucial role in suicide prevention. This toolkit follows on from the World Health Organization (WHO) report Preventing suicide: a global imperative (WHO, 2014) by providing practical steps for engaging communities in suicide prevention activities.

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Suicide prevention and peer support in the armed forces: Looking after your team

Ministry of Defence, September 2018

This guide gives advice on how to identify signs that someone may be having difficulties, ways of offering support and information on where help can be found. It builds on the range of support already available to service personnel who are struggling with their mental health, including access to specialist mental health medical care, training and education on good mental fitness and the Combat Stress 24-hour Mental Health Helpline.

Click here to view the guide.

Rapid Evidence Review Series: Suicide Prevention Training: (LPHO Report Series, number 99: Rapid Evidence Review Series, number 3)

University of Liverpool Public Health Observatory, August 2018

This rapid evidence review summarises the evidence on the effectiveness of suicide prevention training programmes. The review will inform the sub-regional Suicide Reduction Action Plan (SRAP), being developed by the Cheshire & Merseyside Suicide Reduction Network which is governed via CHAMPS. A key component of the plan relates to the provision of suicide prevention training for anybody working with individuals who may be at greater risk of suicide.

Click here to view the full report.