There is a range of support resources available to schools on the Solgrid website including a toolkit from the Samaritans specifically focussed on how schools can respond in the event of a completed or attempted suicide.
The NSPCC has published Suicide: learning from case reviews, a summary of risk factors and learning for improved practice around suicide. This is available from here.
We need to talk about suicide is an eLearning programme for all schools, except infant schools. The programme is specifically aimed at making sure that everyone in contact with the public, in whatever role, knows how to spot any signs of mental distress and feel comfortable in talking about suicide. The programme supports learning and development in suicide competence at level one.
Are you a parent of a child or young person? Are health services being offered in a way that meets children and young people’s needs? Are you under 25 and from Birmingham or Solihull?
If so, we want you to tell us if the local health services that you use could be better and how.
You will find the link to the survey on the flyer attached. It will take about five minutes to complete and the closing date is Friday, 15 March 2019.
Vélo Birmingham & Midlands is launching the Vélo Schools 100 Challenge. Taking place in April 2019, school children from across the Midlands are invited to take inspiration from the riders taking on the 100-mile Vélo route on Sunday May 12 and to take on a 100-mile challenge of their own!
There is a flyer attached to this, giving more details about the event.