Building suicide-safer schools and colleges: a guide for teachers and staff
PAPYRUS has developed a guide to suicide prevention, intervention and postvention in schools and colleges, aimed specifically at teachers as well as school or college staff. It aims to equip teachers with the skills and knowledge necessary to support schoolchildren who may be having suicidal thoughts.
Their guide uses a ‘community-model’ – supporting the belief that suicide is everyone’s business and that the community must be equipped and supported to prevent young suicide – as well as urging children young people to speak up or ask for help.
Have you used the Safer Schools Guide? Are there other materials you’d like from PAPYRUS? They would love to hear from you!
The Save The #ClassOf2018 campaign will run throughout the year and PAPYRUS are keen to hear feedback (either with your permission or anonymously) and see the development of materials to support schools as a key part of this. They have trained a number of school and college staff recently in ASIST; we aim to use their experience as case studies throughout the year.