Nurse suicide prevention: what support is there for those at risk?
With nurses more likely than other professionals to die by suicide, support for colleagues in and outside the workplace is key to preventing deaths
- Suicide bereavement is a risk factor for suicide, making it imperative nurses get timely mental health support if they need it
- New suicide ‘postvention’ guidance and toolkit seek to improve how nurses’ employers meet their staff’s mental health needs
- Find out where you can seek help or refer a colleague struggling with suicidal thoughts
Nurses are four times more likely to die by suicide as those working in any other profession in the UK, with female nurses more likely than males to take their own