Download the document here: sos In Britain each year, over 6000 people kill themselves; that’s 4000 more deaths per year than occur on all our roads – but unlike road safety awareness, suicide prevention is a subject that professionals nor our communities are willing to openly talk about. “It’s time this tackle this problem head […]
The World Health Organisation (WHO) knows that suicide is not being dealt with adequately because of a basic lack of awareness of suicide as a major problem and because of the taboo around suicide meaning many societies won’t openly discuss it. The WHO also recognises that suicide prevention requires involvement from all sectors […]
ManMade | The Conference Men Surviving Change in an ever Changing World June 13th 2016 Download the document here: ManMade conference Year upon year we are seeing an ever growing number of men die by suicide across the UK. Every two hours a man takes his own life in the UK and the numbers are rising. These men […]
“Suicide does not end the chances of life getting worse. Suicide eliminates the possibility of it ever getting better.” The Elephants Story Download the document here: The_Biggest_Elephant_In_The_Room Human beings throughout history have taken their own lives, or more simply put, have died from suicide. It is a phenomenon that persists to this […]
Saving Lives Download the document here saving lives Above: The Hertforshire delegates trained in ASIST in April 2014 – This group of dedicated professionals from across the County are now developing their own Suicide Prevention Network known as SING. “I found the ASIST training really useful and it has made me for less […]
We want to be the best we can be when we deliver our suicide prevention training and our evaluations to date have always been very positive. But these evaluations had always been based on training at a local level being in the West Midlands – but the Suicide Prevention training in Hertfordshire was a completely […]
The Waiting Room (TWR) Resource Key provides an alternative approach to taking control of our own health and well-being – it does this by providing a virtual bridge between services in the community and the people that need those services. Tested initially with 25 GP Surgeries across the South and Centre of Birmingham and several […]
The Waiting Room Resource Key – A mobile friendly directory for services across Birmingham. We are mobile friendly and work with all devices, from handheld…
Suicide is one of the last big taboos’ in modern day society; a phenomenon that affects so many people in our communities in so many ways and yet has not…
Times are hard. Organisations are having to tighten their financial belts but are still expected to deliver best quality services to the greatest number of people. To make this happen, delivery agencies have…
Men are struggling. They find it hard to engage with existent mainstream health and social care services and often would prefer to suffer in silence than seek help.
Since our last newsletter Forward for Life, Common Unity, Nottingham City Council, Think2Speak and Suicide Bereavement UK have joined the NSPA
Common Unity attended the Zero Suicide event, this event provided information on the Zero Suicide approach and considered how it could be implemented locally.
We hope you have your ticket ready for Man Made the Conference June 13th 2016! with just 4 days to go, there are very limited spaces available…
Common Unity have developed the very first mobile support directory, giving its user direct access to support services anywhere.
Accessing information to specific services can be difficult at the best of times. In modern day life, digital technology plays an increasing role in ensuring up to date information is at our fingertips.
Suicide kills 6500 people across the UK each year. Three quarters of all suicides are by men. Benefit Streets’ Dee Kelly talks to Birmingham based Forward For Life
BBC West Midlands 95.6 presenter Dan Kelly talks about suicide within your communities and ways of preventing them with the help of Common Unity…
Common Unity were approached by the Royal Society for Public Health to be highlighted as a best practice example of an organisation that empowers communities
Suicides devastate communities and supporting those bereaved by suicide is a mammoth task in its own right. With over 6000 people each year taking their own lives across communities in the UK, the impact on families, friends and wider communities is unfathomable because its a fact that for each and every suicide that occurs, at least […]
What we do to prevent suicide in the United Kingdom A brief insight into the work of Forward For Life and Common Unity Social Enterprise through the suicide prevention programme S-O-S – working hard to make a real impact on the challenge of suicide across the United Kingdom through specialist training in safeTALK and […]
Sandwell Borough Council have commissioned Common Unity to help them achieve a suicide safer community. Over the next 3 years Common Unity
Common Unity & Forward For Life speak live on BBC WM 95.6 on the topic of suicide and suicide prevention. Common Unity, Forward For Life and Time to Change were invited to speak at BBC WM 9.5 / BBC West Midlands Radio 95.6 on ChatBack on the subject of suicide and more importantly, suicide prevention. . […]
The Pamper Zone // Pampering Zone Face painting // Barbers and Hair Styling // Hair Braiding // Nail Art // Head and Shoulder Massage // Mehndi / Henna The Pamper Zone is a great way for you to look and feel refreshed. Why not relax, enjoy and revitalise the inner you? The Pamper Zone was established to aid […]
A handful of testimonies that talk about first hand experience of the CDW service and how it has benefited there communities and them selfs. Working on our own skills, and those of the partners, individuals and communities we come into contact with. This is done directly by ourselves or through linking to training providers. It is […]
Caron Thompson of Common Unity Giving an overview of the last 5 years of being established. This includes aims, achievements, projects partners and future plans. Common Unity Social Enterprise is a Health and Social Care organisation specialising in working on mental health and wellbeing with ‘hard to reach’ communities. It was established in 2009 by community activists […]
BBC3’s Free Speech is back, and looking to meet young people who want their voices to be heard. This live political debate show, hosted by…
Caron Thompson and Nihal from BBC Asian network discuss suicide within local communites. BBC Asian Network is a British radio…
The SOS Suicide Safer Community Award. Suicide Crisis was set up in 2013 by a survivor of suicidal crisis. She couldn’t find the type of…
Suicide is one of the biggest taboos in modern day society; a phenomenon that affects so many people in our communities in so many ways and yet has not been tackled by our communities. In Britain, each year, more than 6000 people kill themselves; that’s 4000 more deaths per year than occur on all our roads. […]