Suicide ‘postvention’: support for nurses after a colleague dies
How to ensure nursing staff are given appropriate support when a colleague dies by suicide – and how to foster a workplace that is ‘suicide aware’
Suicide is a huge global problem, with more than 700,000 people dying by suicide around the world each year.
New resources from the NHS in England, published in September, aim to prevent suicide in the NHS workforce – an issue that is particularly concerning in nursing.
Why is staff suicide a particular concern in the NHS?
Data show that nurses are four times more likely than any other profession in the UK to die by suicide, with female nurses at greater risk