The big brew for the Zero Suicide Alliance
What is the Zero Suicide Alliance?
The Zero Suicide Alliance is a collaboration of National Health Service trusts, charities, businesses and individuals who are all committed to suicide prevention in the UK and beyond, of which The ATP is a member organisation. The alliance is concerned with improving support for people contemplating suicide by raising awareness of and promoting free suicide prevention training.
The aims of this training are to enable people to identify when someone is presenting with suicidal thoughts/behaviour, to be able to speak out in a supportive manner and to empower them to signpost the individual to the correct services or support. For more information, and to access training, visit www.zerosuicidealliance.com.
The Big Brew campaign is running from 10 September – 10 October, in hope that it will encourage people to talk about their mental health as a healthy part of life and not just on designated awareness days. The campaign encourages people to get in touch – virtually or over a socially distanced beverage—with a friend, colleague or relative and take time to ask how the other person is doing, share thoughts, feelings, concerns and let them know that they are not alone. The month-long campaign, which ends on World Mental Health Day, aims to help support yourself, friends and colleagues during a time when the stress and worry of the coronavirus is bound to have impacted people’s mental health.