Suicide Prevention

Managing Risk & Crisis Planning

Suicides in 2021


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Suicide is a very difficult topic to talk about, but not talking about it can be deadly.

Why is suicide prevention training important?

Over 5000 suicides a year is equivalent to 14 suicides every single day, which is one suicide every 100 minutes. This statistic represents a tragic loss of human life and a huge emotional toll on families and friends. Our experience tells us that the devastation from suicide is far reaching and impacts everyone that person knew, including their colleagues.

On top of this, an additional 1 in 5 people will experience thoughts of suicide and nearly 1 in 10 are experiencing these thoughts right now in the workplace.

Suicide is preventable. By taking proactive steps we can save lives. Employment is closely tied to a person’s sense of identity, purpose, social interactions and financial security, therefore it is no surprise that difficulties at work are a common trigger for suicidal thoughts.

How can this benefit my business?

Companies are uniquely placed to support their employees and take preemptive action to safeguard their wellbeing before things escalate. Evidence tells us that employers who engage in psychologically informed suicide prevention strategies including a bespoke crisis management plan have employees with better mental health, work satisfaction, attendance, performance and team relationships. Furthermore, businesses benefit through improved staff retention and reduced costs related to sickness.

Mental health costs UK businesses £65 billion per year, but we also know that every £1 spent on employee’s mental wellbeing saves businesses £5. 45% of employees report they would look for another job if they did not receive wellbeing support at work.

There are numerous benefits to both employees and employers in taking an active approach to suicide prevention. Employers also have a legal responsibility to take action to protect their employees’ mental health and in some cases employers have been held legally accountable for an employee’s suicide.

If your business is committed to taking action now to prevent suicide in your workplace, here are the next steps.

Step 1

Get buy in from the right people. Consider the different needs of the different teams, departments and seniority levels in your company.

Step 2

Reach out to us to arrange an initial call. We will discuss your businesses needs and how we can meet them sucessfully. 

Step 3

Work with us to develope your bespoke training and consider best most effective ways to market this company wide.

Step 4

Attend the suicide prevention training and embed this using a tailor made crisis management plan and psychologically valid strategies. 

Step 5

Debrief call to discuss the feedback from the attendees and to consider options for ongoing suicide prevention within the company.

We understand that no two businesses are the same, so we have developed three seperate packages to meet any company’s needs.

Dr Airey & Dr Woolley

The Comprehensive Collection

This is our recommended package for those who want to deliver comprehensive training to their staff.

  • 30 minute exploratory call to discuss your company’s needs.
  • 1/2 day Suicide Prevention Training.
  • 30 minutes debrief call to discuss ongoing management.

The Streamlined Strategy

We understand smaller business will be constrained by time and budget, so we also offer a streamlined version of the training which covers the main points without breaking the bank. 

  • 2 hr Suicide Prevention Training.
  • 1 hour debrief call to consider ongoing management.



Dr Charlotte Airey & Dr Rebecca Woolley
Dr Airey & Dr Woolley

The Premium Programme

For larger companies with multiple departments and roles with varying needs, this package offers a comprehensive approach for your entire staff from senior management to new recruits. 

  • 1 hour exploratory call to discuss comapny’s needs.
  • 1/2 day Suicide Prevention Training for management.
  • 1/2 day Suicide Prevention Training for more junior staff. 
  • 1 hour debrief call to discuss ongoing management. 
  • Bespoke crisis management plan designed by our experts.



The Crisis Management Plan

A CMP will give your company the tools to respond effectively to a mental health crisis, protecting both your staff members wellbeing and your company.