Suicide is a tragedy in every case. In many cases, suicide can be prevented. We all have a part to play in prevention and ultimately, saving lives.
That’s why a new suicide prevention e-learning course has been developed for people in Kent. It was created by Kent Safeguarding Childrens’ Board, Kent County Council, Medway Council and NHS partners.
The online course can be completed in 45 minutes and is designed to give everyone an understanding of suicide prevention and to increase our confidence about how we can all play a role in keeping people safe. The training can be accessed for free via the Kent Safeguarding Children’s Board website.
Kent County Council’s Director of Public Health Andrew Scott-Clark said: “Every life lost to suicide is one death too many in Kent and at long last, the long term trend appears to be down but we will not be complacent – we believe that initiatives like the free online training can only help to decrease it further and save lives.”