Suicide: prevention, intervention and postvention

Suicide: prevention, intervention and postvention


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We are seeking applications for projects related to preventing suicide and self-harm or supporting those bereaved by suicide.

We are keen to support initiatives to provide safe spaces, listening opportunities and practical support in all settings. This includes projects relating to community-led and non-clinical initiatives, and those delivered by a range of providers, including and beyond the mental health sector.

This category is in partnership with the Samaritans.

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Applications for our next round of Churchill Fellowships are open from 16 May to 5pm on 17 September 2019. These are for research trips in 2020 and beyond.

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 aged 18 or over. We particularly welcome applicants who would not find funding elsewhere. Additional funding for interpreters is available.

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Fellows' impact in this field

Anne EmburyMental 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.

Jude McCannCharity 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.