Step by Step provides practical support and guidance to help school, college and HEI communities prepare for, and recover from, a suspected or attempted suicide.
How can I help the person I know? How do people respond to a suicide? These are some important things consider if you're supporting someone.
Suicide is a tragedy. The loss of a life through suicide has a ripple effect on everyone that had a connection with the person who has died. It can affect the whole student community and beyond.
A suspected suicide at a college or university can be a traumatic and distressing event, whether or not you knew the person very well.
Dealing with media enquiries and reporting of an incident at a university can add to an already stressful situation. Research shows there are risks associated with covering suicide in the media. We can help your university in handling this.
Suicide is complex. We're here to help you communicate sensitively on this difficult topic.
Following any death, there is a natural wish to pay tribute to the person who has died. Following a death by suspected suicide, there is a need for careful planning and management of any memorial in the university or elsewhere.
If there's been an incident at your university, it can be hard to know where you can for support and information. Samaritans are here to support you, and signpost to other helpful sources.