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Dudley MBC Embraces Suicide Prevention

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. […]

Birmingham charity scoops award for work to tackle suicide

After receiving the first Suicide Safer Community Award presented by Forward For Life and Common Unity, Trident Reach the Peoples Charity launched its own press release on the 23rd December 2013 (see below). The press release highlights the benfits to its customers of a combined approach to suicide prevention. To read more about the Combined Approach to promoting Suicide Safer […]

Clarke Carlisle meets Common Unity

Common Unity in association with Forward For Life Launched the SOS Suicide Prevention Campaign in Birmimgham on the 1th September 2013 as part of Suicide Prevention Week. Caron Thompson Company Director for Common Unity invited Clarke Clarlisle Chairman for the Professional Football Association (PFA) to support the SOS Event as it is a subject that is […]

Suicide rate masked by coroners’ verdicts

The true number of people who take their own lives is being masked by coroners, academics have warned. Many more inquests are ending in “narrative verdicts” rather than a ruling that someone killed themselves, often because of caution over their intention. But it is feared that this may mean up to 6 per cent of suicides […]

Suicide numbers rise sharply, especially among middle-aged men

Male suicides at highest level for a decade while rate for men aged 45-59 is at worst level since 1986 A phone link to the Samaritans at the bottom of cliffs at a notorious suicide spot near Bridgend, in south Wales. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA Significant rises in the overall UK suicide rate and in the proportion of […]

UK suicide rate rises ‘significantly’ in 2011

Some 6,045 people killed themselves in 2011, an increase of 437 since 2010. The highest suicide rate was among men aged between 30 and 44. About 23 men per 100,000 took their own lives. On average, across both sexes, 11.8 people per 100,000 population killed themselves in 2011, up from 11.1 people the previous year. The […]