Pendle Lease staff have completed Zero Suicide Alliance suicide prevention training. 'Because ONE life lost is ONE too many'
An alarming number of people are, unfortunately, committing suicide each year in the UK. Often vital signs are missed or mistaken for something else. People commit suicide for a huge number of personal reasons; we may not understand them all, but we do not have to. Our role as a friend, family member, colleague or even stranger is to provide support and guidance. Because ONE life lost is ONE too many.
The nature of our job here at Pendle Lease means that we are talking with customers, suppliers, finance companies and our own colleagues every day. Whether it be on the phone, via email or face to face we are communicating with people from all walks of life. With one study stating that 19.7% of people in the UK aged 16 and over suffering from depression, the chances are we will speak with someone who is suffering from some form of mental health issue that may or may not involve the contemplation of suicide. Therefore, having the ability to recognise key and vital signs, knowing what to say, when and how to say it, and who can help are literally life saving skills.
'SEE, SAY, SIGNPOST'
All Pendle Lease staff, over the course of a week, were required to complete a free 20 minute online training session in suicide prevention learning the 'SEE, SAY, SIGNPOST' model.
Any one of the people we communicate with on a daily basis may be having horrible thoughts of suicide. We hope that our team will be able to pick up on some of these signs should they present them self in someone we know. Remember, these skills are not just limited to the work place but also transfer to our lives outside of work.
Starting your FREE training
From all of us at Pendle Lease, we urge everyone and every business to allow 20 minutes out of the working day to put their staff on this training. It can be completed from your desk! If you would like to start your training them simply head over to the Zero Suicide Alliance website which is supported by the NHS. They can also provide help and assistance for those who have been affected by suicide.
What did the staff think?
"The training was a real eye opener. I believe that thanks to this training I would feel more confident in reaching out to someone who I believed was suffering and provide them with support and guidance." - Ross
"It was extremely educating and helpful. It was an aspect of life I had not spared much thought to, but I am now very conscious of the help others may need and how I can provide that help." - Gabe
"Zero Suicide Alliance training should be rolled out in all work places and schools. Together we can help prevent suicide!" - Aimee
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