Black Lives Matter

Calling on communities to enable life

Supported by Birmingham City Council Public Health, Common Unity is excited to announce the launch of the Community Connector Suicide Prevention Programme.

If you live or work in Birmingham and wish to secure a place, please contact us for more information.

The aim of the programme is to better enable communities to tackle suicide and the impact of suicide head on in our communities.

Suicide does not discriminate affecting the lives of 1000’s of people across our communities. So, Common-Unity is reaching out to local community organisations that work alongside Black African, Black Caribbean, Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Polish, East European and Chinese Communities to engage with this opportunity.

This programme will begin with providing WISE STEPS Gatekeeper Training to community members and community based organisations in Birmingham with the longer term aim of community representatives rolling out learning to their respective communities.

What delegates will gain from WISE Steps

  • Understand the impact of suicide and the stigma surrounding suicide.
  • Gain knowledge of the common myths and misconceptions.
  • Have a strong base line knowledge of how to identify those at risk.
  • Gain skills in open and direct dialogue on suicide.
  • Direct those at risk to appropriate support organisations.
  • Knowledge of local and national support resources.
  • Increased confidence in supporting a person who may be at risk of suicide.
  • Understand the vital importance of self-care and personal support opportunities.

If you or your organisation are interested in this opportunity please contact us directly to discuss it further.

For more information please contact.

Caron Thompson,
Phone: 07901 705 801


Terry Rigby,
Phone: 07585 776 800