March 25, 2024

STOP Suicide training for relationship support organisations

STOP Suicide offers fully funded training to support charities, community groups and family court staff.

We’re proud to announce that our STOP Suicide Campaign is focusing on reducing the risk of suicide among individuals struggling with the emotional toll of relationship breakdown. Through focused training, we aim to equip staff and volunteers from support organisations, as well as family court personnel and solicitors, with essential skills in suicide prevention.

Our goal is to extend our campaign’s reach to at least 50 local organisations. To achieve this, we’re providing 100 fully funded training positions for both our three-hour STOP Suicide Workshop and one-hour STOP Suicide Talk. The training aims to empower participants with the ability to recognise suicide warning signs, engage in direct conversations about suicide, and offer support to those at risk, creating a safe environment.

National research from the Samaritans highlights how relationship breakdown can raise the risk of suicide; particularly when these situations impact associated support networks, housing arrangements financial stability and contact with children. This highlights the importance of raising awareness about suicide warning signs among those supporting individuals facing relationship breakdowns.


If you are regularly working with individuals experiencing or at risk of relationship breakdown, please enrol on one of the following STOP Suicide training sessions:

STOP Suicide Awareness Workshop

Date: 1 May 2024

Time: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Location: Cambridge


STOP Suicide Awareness Talk

Date: 23 May 2023

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Platform: Online via Teams


STOP Suicide Awareness Workshop

Date: 12 June 2024

Time: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Platform: Online via Teams


STOP Suicide Awareness Talk

Date: 26 June 2024

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Location: Cambridge


Sign up for training by visiting our Eventbrite page. If you would like more information about the training, please contact us via email at: or by calling 0300 303 4363.


Where to get help if you’re worried about someone?

If you have serious concerns for the individual’s immediate safety, do not leave them on their own. You can ring 999 or, depending on your relationship with the person, you might support them to get an urgent GP appointment. You can also contact the list of helplines overleaf that may be helpful:

NHS First Response Service (FRS)
First Response Service number
NHS First Response Service (FRS), across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, provides 24-hour access, seven days a week, 365 days a year, to mental health care, advice, support and treatment.

By calling 111 and selecting the mental health option, you will be put through to a member of the FRS who will speak to you and discuss your current mental health needs.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Helpline
0808 808 2121 (Freephone)
11am to 11pm, 365 days a year.

Advice for young people at risk of suicide
0800 068 4141 (24 hours every day of the year Weekends and Bank Holidays included)
07860039967 (SMS)

116 123 (Freephone, 24 hour helpline)

Text the word ‘HEAR’ to 85258 to access support from the mental health free text messaging support service in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough


How else can I support someone who might be experiencing a relationship breakdown?

Calm’s guide to relationship breakdown

From defining what a relationship breakdown is to advice on what to do if divorce or separation is complicated, Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) has a comprehensive guide that can provide support to individuals.

Family Lives

A confidential helpline and online advice for families.

0808 800 2222


Offers relationship advice and counselling services.

Find and contact your local centre


About STOP Suicide:

STOP Suicide is a suicide prevention initiative led by us at Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, South Lincolnshire Mind (CPSL Mind), supported by local NHS and Public Health teams, and endorsed by numerous community stakeholders. Our mission is to empower individuals and communities across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to prevent suicides by recognising warning signs, initiating candid discussions about suicide, and supporting individuals experiencing suicidal thoughts to safeguard their wellbeing.

STOP Suicide is funded by the NHS through Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s Integrated Care System and constitutes an integral component of the region’s broader suicide prevention strategy.

For those interested in contributing, please visit the STOP Suicide website to learn more.


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