Increase mental health training opportunities available locally

Raising awareness around mental health and suicide through training is a key tool to tackling stigma and discrimination. Local authorities have a role to play in providing funding for training while also ensuring staff, including those who work in schools, receive mental health training.

Councillors can help by ensuring their local authority:

  • Provides funding for mental health and suicide prevention training, particularly in communities where people are most at risk, including areas of high deprivation.
  • Ensures all local authority staff receive mental health training.

Jack’s story

Thanks to his suicide prevention training, Jack was able to support Steven get through a difficult period.

Read Jack's story

Jack's story