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Havant and East Hants Mind have designed and developed a programme of support and activities, in partnership with Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton and Isle of Wight Public Health. We aim to encourage and support employers and employees to raise awareness about suicide prevention and create opportunities for early intervention.

Poor mental health costs UK employers up to £56 billion each year (2021), compared to £45billion in 2019. (Deliotte April 22)

A 2021 survey by Mind of over 40,000 staff working across 114 organisations taking part in a Workplace Wellbeing Index revealed that two in five (41 per cent) employees said their mental health had worsened during the pandemic (Deloitte April 22)

Over 700,000 people take their own life each year – that’s one person every 40 seconds (World Health Organization) 

115 people die by suicide in the UK every week – with 75% of those deaths being male (ONS)

It is important that we:

  • Reduce the stigma around mental health in the workplace and promote help seeking behaviour
  • Increase awareness of the support and opportunities available, specifically within high-risk industries
  • Increase the number of suicide prevention conversations at work
  • Embed suicide prevention within company culture and offer suggestions in achieving this
  • Promote the use of tools and resources to help maintain good emotional wellbeing within the workplace

Toolkit and Eguide


Individual Suicide Safety Plans

A safety plan encompasses strategies and support systems (for an individual) which can be used during a crisis. It may involve techniques to distract oneself from overwhelming thoughts of suicide, methods to which create a safer immediate environment or situation, contacts to reach out to during difficult times, and actions to take in emergency situations.

The links below offer three different safety plans all allowing a stepped approach for an individual, designed to address various levels of ideation and to keep yourself safe.

Hopeline UK have developed a suicide safety plan. Hopeline safety plan

A safety plan overview to which an individual can complete as their own individual plan of action. Every life matters safety plan

A safety plan template produced by Papyrus.  Papyrus Safety plan

Wellness Action Plans

Wellness Actions Plans (WAPs) offer a simple and practical approach to supporting individuals’ mental health at work. WAPs can help you create a supportive environment for all workplace staff. By working on a WAP and sharing this with a line manager/colleague it enables practical steps to be shared to ensure support is there when someone is not feeling their best.

At Havant and East Hants Mind every staff member will complete a WAP with their line manager and we also promote this tool across all of the workplaces we work with. Wellness Action Plan

Guidance documents

Mental Health at work toolkits (prevent suicide, financial wellbeing, practical tips) Various toolkits

A mental health and money toolkit. Mental health and money

NICE – long term sick and capability to work standards. Long term sick standards

ACAS – understanding mental health and law. ACAS supporting mental health

HSE risk assessment (stress). Stress risk assessment example

HSE Stress Talking toolkits – designed to help managers talk with workers as overall approach to preventing and managing work related stress. Stress talking toolkits

WASP – Workplace Awareness of Suicide Prevention – Downloadable Suicide in the Workplace policy example . WASP

World Health Organisation – Fact sheets on mental health disorders. Mental Health Fact Sheets

Mental Health at Work – A great resource, with various tools and stories to support businesses. Mental Health at Work Tools

Engage for Success – Inspiring people and workplaces to thrive, promoting employee engagement. Engage for Success Tools

Equalities Act information – what employers need to know and the reasonable adjustments to put in place. Equalities Act 2010

Suicide Prevention Training

Havant and East Hants Mind – ripple and suicide prevention. HEH Mind ripple & suicide prevention

A selection of podcasts by IASP (International Association for Suicide Prevention). Various IASP podcasts

The Mental Health Foundation have recorded a podcast on suicide prevention. Let’s talk about suicide

HSE podcast – Work Related Stress, mental health and working minds. Work Related Stress


Various free videos around suicide – suicide awareness, social isolation. Suicide awareness videos

Useful Apps

HSE health and safety app – features wider information on practical risk, management tools, videos and health and safety toolbox. HSE H&S App

Hub of Hope – Mental health support database. Hub of Hope App

Accreditations & Awards