FACT: Did you know that many people contemplate suicide at some point in their lives?
The aim of SAPT is to reduce suicide by 20% by 2012, in line with the National Suicide Prevention Strategy. This will be done via two main methods: • Half-day suicide basic awareness training seminars.
The FREE training is open to everyone and we especially encourage those whose work is likely to bring them into contact with people who are vulnerable to suicide or self harm. • Member of the public are encouraged to attend and the training is accessible and inclusive for all members of local communities.
Thirty minute presentations that can be delivered to busy employers who may have vulnerable employees that could be at risk of suicide. The training will cover:
- The myths of and attitudes towards suicide
- Facts – what we know
- Risk factors and warning signs
- What protects
- How to help
Why do we need the Suicide Awareness Project? • Over 4,000 people die as a result of suicide every year, more than the number killed in road accidents, and many hundreds of thousands are the victims of self harm • Suicide remains the biggest cause of death in fit, under 35 year old males • Up to a third of young people self harm • Most people deliberate suicide at some point in their lives. The SAPT Project has a website www.sapt.info which you might wish to visit. This is updated regularly and includes details about the project, further sources of help and the dates of forthcoming training sessions.
RCAN would like to thank the Big Lottery, who have provided some of the funding for this project.