Positive Choices project
Training "gatekeepers" in suicide prevention.
Positive Choices is a major five-year project to raise awareness of suicide and train essential front-line services & community gatekeepers in early intervention skills.
Everybody's business: a population-based approach to suicide prevention
How many of us would walk past someone in difficulty in a river, saying that's none of my business? Yet when it comes to someone thinking of suicide, people can be reluctant to get involved. This can be down to fear of making things worse, not knowing what to do, feeling that it is someone else's responsibility, even the mistaken belief that it would be futile to intervene because this person has made their mind up to die.
Research shows that a population-based approach to suicide prevention with trained "gatekeepers" in front-line services and the community increases the potential for early, effective intervention. This approach has been adopted for the national suicide and self-harm reduction action plan for Wales.