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Save a life: the nurse-led training course on suicide prevention

Two mental health nurses at the University of Wolverhampton are leading an award-winning training course on how to recognise and help people with suicidal thoughts

Two mental health nurses at the University of Wolverhampton are leading an award-winning training course on how to recognise and help people with suicidal thoughts

  • Training covers suicide awareness, self-harm and emotional resilience
  • Idea is to move away from a ‘professionals only’ model of care
  • The training is attracting interest from outside the university

When a student experiences distress or suicidal thoughts, the most obvious sources of support might seem to be university counselling or psychological services.

But two mental health nurses at the University of Wolverhampton are leading a different approach to suicide prevention that encourages a wider view of how to help, including staff and fellow students becoming involved.

The university is moving away from a ‘professionals only’ model of care to one that recognises that other staff, such as security guards or

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