By regularly checking in with our colleagues and ourselves we can work together to help reduce staff suicide. The West Yorkshire and Harrogate ‘Check-in’ campaign aims to reduce staff suicide and promote a wellbeing culture by normalising the conversation around suicide and mental health. ‘Staff’ includes all colleagues, working and volunteering, in your organisation, across the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership and we are inviting you to sign up and join in with the campaign.
Why this campaign, why now?
In England there were 5,316 confirmed deaths to suicide in 2019, this is an average of 102 people dying every week. Organisations from across the region have joined forces to raise awareness on the risk of suicide and to help ensure people are signposted to the right support at the right time. Read the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership Suicide Prevention Five Year Strategy and the co-creation and insight report to find out more.
The campaign has been co-produced via a multiagency project team, focus groups and insight. The insight summary video can be found here.
Join the campaign to prevent staff suicide
Please sign up to access all the free resources and guidelines available to your organisation – there will be a range of assets for you to adapt locally to suit your organisation needs via a web portal which will include presentations, social media materials, email signatures, links to creditable online training, posters, zoom backgrounds and much more.
The campaign will launch at the end of January – so please do sign up as soon as you can. If you work for a large organisation you may want to discuss further with your HR and organisational development colleagues if you haven’t already.