Getting serious about suicide conference

Exploring the issues, themes and support in young people and suicide.

Conference speakers and contributors

During the conference, we heard from a range of speakers who delivered talks on how we can support the prevention of suicides in children and young people, and also supporting families, siblings and friends who have been impacted through death by suicides.

Below, you can find information about the organisations featured at the conference. Click on the images to open up the leaflets.


Papyrus – The national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide.

Building Suicide – Safer Schools and Colleges A guide for teachers and staff

Guidance for universities on preventing student suicides – Universities UK and Papyrus, the UK’s national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide, have published guidance to help university leaders prevent student suicides.


Help and Advice Resources  – a wide variety of resources from safety plans, apps, leaflets etc.

Talk Liverpool – A free NHS service offering psychological therapies to adults in Liverpool who are feeling depressed or anxious.

Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals both when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, and when a child is facing bereavement.

Chasing the Stigma (CTS) has launched the Hub of Hope – a national mental health database, bringing help and support together in one place, with a focus on grassroots organisations.

Assemblies and class workshops on emotional health.  Please contact your local branch ( or email our central office on to request a visit. Please be aware we have limited volunteers to resource this and can’t guarantee we can provide this service.

If the school’s staff are up for it we have approximately 20 hours of lesson materials available for them to deliver using a great set of free online resources – Developing Emotional Awareness and Listening – DEAL.  These are available to download from our website on

Our postvention offering (called the Step by Step service) is well resourced and any school/college/other youth setting is encouraged to call us if they need support following the suspected or attempted suicide of a pupil or staff member.  Please email at or phone 0808168 2528.

Samaritans are currently working with D Street Media touring a free film project Peace Out.

The film project, which is FREE,  looks at hate crime, knife crime,  racism, religion, and unrest between young people of different cultures. It follows the struggles of 1 particular character, who becomes a victim of hate crime, because of his heritage and culture, he is bullied and abused repeatedly and eventually attempts to take his own life.

The film lasts for 25 minutes and is followed by a gripping piece of live theatre, with some of the characters from the film coming to life and continuing the story. Contact Stu Burke Tel : 07564253044 for more info.

Zero Suicide Alliance

The Zero Suicide Alliance is a collaborative of National Health Service trusts, businesses and individuals who are all committed to suicide prevention in the UK and beyond. The alliance is ultimately concerned with improving support for people contemplating suicide by raising awareness of and promoting FREE suicide prevention training which is accessible to all. The aims of this training are to: enable people to identify when someone is presenting with suicidal thoughts/behaviour, to be able to speak out in a supportive manner, and to empower them to signpost the individual to the correct services or support.


Paul’s Place is a FREE specialist Postvention Bereavement Counselling Service for those bereaved by suicide; provided by Liverpool based charity, Beacon Counselling Trust. The service is available to those aged 16 and above, who live in the Merseyside area. It does not matter how soon or how long ago the bereavement occurred; we are here to offer help and support.


On this page, you will also find a range of services for those who may be feeling suicidal.




National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health

Visit the NCISH website here 

Visit the Champs Public Health website here.