30

Jan

Support for male suicide prevention activities

Public Health Liverpool and Champs want to help support local voluntary organisations to deliver interventions and support in safe environments for men aged 40-60 years who may be experiencing loneliness, low mood, crisis or suicidal thoughts.

Successful applicants will have a strong understanding of promoting wellbeing in order to prevent suicide. In addition, evidence of successful engagement with men in the target population (those aged 40-60yrs) will be a key success criteria.

The successful applicants will demonstrate understanding of activities which promote mental health, avoid crisis and help to create a ‘suicide safer’ community in Liverpool. Applicants should also have completed ‘zero suicide alliance’ online training (follow this link for more information: zerosuicidealliance.com) and understand, as well as be able to respond to the significant calendar dates associated with good mental health and suicide prevention including: World Mental Health Day, Time to Talk Day, Mental Health Awareness Week & World Suicide Prevention Day.

Applications will be assessed on the impact that the project will have on the lives of those who benefit, including:

  • Improved wellbeing
  • Improved social network and connectivity
  • Better financial security
  • Engagement in meaningful activity

Interventions may include group work in all male environment / space. Activities may be sports based, horticultural, physical activity, arts based, carpentry, comedy, drama, food preparation or any other activity which has been co-produced with the men in the target population.

Applicants or organisations wishing to apply must be registered charities, or have charitable aims as part of their governing principles or document.

A briefing session will be held at the LCVS building, 151 Dale Street, on Friday 31 Jan 2-3.30pm, for organisations who would like to know more about the fund.

To attend, email Paula.Atherton@lcvs.org.uk or simply come along.

If you are unable to make the event but would like more information on the support available, contact Paula on the above email address, or on 227 5177, ext 3222.

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