Black Lives Matter

Calling on Communities to Enable Life – WISE Steps Suicide Prevention

Supported by Birmingham City Council Public Health, Common Unity is excited to announce the relaunch 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 again to local community organisations that work across Communities to engage with this opportunity.

This programme will begin in May 2023 with the delivery of the WISE STEPS Gatekeeper Training (first workshop 25th May 2023) to community members and community based organisations in Birmingham before supporting many of these delegates to develop the skills further and look to rolling out their learning to their 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.

Getting Involved

Download and print off our flyer HERE or check out our online flyer HERE.

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

For more information please contact us.

Caron Thompson,
Phone: 07901 705 801


Terry Rigby,
Phone: 07585 776 800