Heads On is the charity for Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SPFT), delivering projects to enhance NHS mental health care. Our approach is simple - to do everything we can to help make things better for the people who come to SPFT for help.
We are currently working with SPFT's Suicide Prevention team, on a range of projects that will support SPFT's Towards Zero Suicide strategy; both raising awareness of mental health and suicide prevention in our local communities and developing projects that make a real contribution to reducing suicide in South East England.
Your response to this survey will be used to develop new initiatives that will help prevent suicide in Sussex. You can complete the survey anonymously.
We know that talking about suicide can be difficult, if at any point you are finding it hard to complete the survey please stop.
The Samaritans 116 123
Hope Line UK 0800 068 41 41
Sussex Mental Healthline 0300 5000 101
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Can you help?
Heads On shares SPFT's commitment towards zero suicide and is developing a programme of work to contribute towards achieving the Trust's strategy, in line with the Government’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. One of our areas of focus is:
Reducing the risk of suicide in high risk groups: reaching middle aged men, particularly those not known to mental health services
Suicide is the leading cause of death amongst men under 50 in the UK. Around a third of those who die by suicide have no contact with health services in the year prior to their death. Working in partnership with Albion in the Community (AITC), premier league football team Brighton & Hove Albion's charity, we are developing a project which aims to reach out to men when they are struggling and intervene early to reduce their suicide risk.
If you are willing to support the development of this project by taking part in a project development workshop, please email Jennie at firstname.lastname@example.org. Details of this workshop will be confirmed at a later date.