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Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Programme

Erewash Voluntary Action are delivering this programme across Derbyshire on behalf of Derbyshire County Council.  

The aims are:

  • To increase awareness of mental health issues in targeted populations.
  • To reduce male suicide rates, particularly in young to middle aged men.
  • To embed a positive culture for mental health and wellbeing within organisations.
  • To reduce self-harm.

Men are 3 times more likely to take their own life than women.  In Derbyshire 80% of people living with a mental illness never seek treatment.  Poor mental health costs workplaces up to £45billion per year.  Less than 1 in 5 men take time off work due to poor mental health.

The Offer:

  • Fully funded Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention Training.
  • Expert support to develop a tailored Mental Health Policy and Action Plan.
  • Exclusive access to a Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Toolkit.
  • Support in signing up to national mental health charters and accreditations.

The programme will support children, young people and young to middle aged men in nonclinical settings such as: Amateur football clubs; Amateur rugby clubs; Amateur cricket clubs ;Independent boxing gyms and fitness centres; Routine and manual workplaces particularly in rural settings.

For more information please contact Christie and Andrew
Phone: 0115 9466740

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