In Sept 2018, Universities UK published guidance (developed in collaboration with Papyrus, the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide) on how institutions should develop a safer-suicide plan. The attached document has been developed in line with this guidance, and in partnership with our Students' Union and other key internal and external stakeholders, including the NHS and Public Health.
This Suicide-Safer Action Plan constitutes one distinct component of the broader University Wellbeing Strategy
It is owned by the Director of Wellbeing and Safeguarding, with strategic oversight and dissemination responsibility held by the Student Wellbeing Strategy Group. It will be reviewed and refined annually to reflect learning.
The University is an active participant in local and regional suicide prevention networks.