Suicide: prevention, intervention and postvention
This award category
We are seeking applications for projects dedicated to preventing suicide and self-harm, or supporting people bereaved by suicide.
We are keen to hear from those who work to provide safe spaces, listening opportunities and practical support in all settings for those who need it.
This includes community-led and non-clinical suicide prevention and bereavement initiatives that complement the work being done by the mental health sector.
Applications for Churchill Fellowships are currently closed.
Applications for our next round of Churchill Fellowships will open from 16 May 2019 to 5pm on 17 September 2019, for travel in 2020.
This category is in partnership with The Samaritans.
A life-changing opportunity
Have you ever wanted to explore new ideas in a subject close to your heart? Discover how things are done in other countries and bring that knowledge back home?
A Churchill Fellowship is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand your horizons and make a difference. It offers up to two months overseas, researching a topic of your choice – and then a lifetime relationship to help you spread the global insights that you bring back.
Everyone can apply, regardless of age, background or qualifications, so long as they are a UK citizen over 18. We particularly welcome applicants who would not find funding elsewhere.
Additional funding for interpreters is available.
Mental health worker Anne Embury travelled to New Zealand and Australia in 2014 to research the development of bereavement-by-suicide support groups. She has since developed an eight-week grief education programme, delivered across Cornwall, and promoted World Health Organisation standards for facilitators of bereavement groups.
Charity Chief Executive Jude McCann travelled to Canada, Australia and New Zealand in 2013 to research support for people at risk of suicide in rural areas. Upon returning to the UK, Jude developed a programme of financial mentoring for farmers, which aims to address financial issues, as well as the stress that often accompanies them.