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‘See – Say – Signpost’: together we can build a suicide safer University community

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See – Say – Signpost’ suicide prevention and awareness training

The subject matter of this training resource may be challenging, particularly if you have lost someone to suicide. You may wish to have someone supportive nearby while undertaking the training, and should you wish to access some support from the University you are warmly encouraged to contact Student Services or to avail of more urgent support. Any staff members accessing the resource are equally welcome to access support via Occupational Staff or urgent assistance.


World Suicide Prevention Day 2020 (Thursday 10 September) saw the launch of Scotland’s new unifying identity to underpin suicide prevention activities across Scotland: United to Prevent Suicide.  This is part of the National Suicide Prevention Leadership’s work in supporting the national Suicide Prevention Action Plan. 

Following guidance from Universities UK and Papyrus, the UK's national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide, the University of St Andrews has delivered its Suicide Safer University Strategy. Groups such as the PreventionIntervention and Postvention groups support the University's whole community approach to suicide prevention. 

To mark World Suicide Prevention Day, the University Mental Health Taskforce is pleased to launch the ‘See – Say – Signpost’ suicide prevention and awareness training resource for students and staff. The resource, developed in partnership with Zero Suicide Alliance and Relias UK, supports trainees in how to ‘See’ warning signs of concern, to feel more confident in knowing what to ‘Say’ to someone who may be experiencing thoughts of suicide, and to ‘Signpost’ to appropriate help.