Suicide rate in St Helens is the highest in England

Figures released in September 2018 by the Office of National Statistics revealed the Borough has the highest suicide rate in England and Wales based on suicides per 100,000 population.

The figures show that between 2015 and 2017 St Helens had a suicide rate of 17.9 per 100.000, more than 80% higher than the 9.6 per 100.000 national average.

St Helens partners have come together with the aim of reducing the number of suicides to an ambitious ‘Zero’.

UNISON supports this ambition and we want YOU, our members to add YOUR support in trying to make a difference.

Please look at Zero Suicide Alliance’s offer of free online training (20 minutes) to help individuals reach out and talk to someone they may be concerned about.

We would ask you all to find time to complete this training, to help us start the conversation which could save someone’s life.

Details of organisations that can provide help are available on the website.

Please share the following link with your family, friends and colleagues, and ask them to also complete the training.

Zero Suicide Alliance

Once the training is completed, you will be able to download a Certificate.

Please take a photo with your Certificate and send it to us. We can post it on our website.