World Suicide Prevention Day - How can you help?

Suicide prevention remains a universal challenge. Every year, suicide is among the top 20 leading causes of death globally for people of all ages. It is responsible for over 800,000 deaths, which equates to one suicide every 40 seconds.

Preventing suicide is often possible and you are a key player in its prevention! You can make a difference - as a member of society, as a child, as a parent, as a friend, as a colleague or as a neighbour. There are many things that you can do daily, and also on World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD), to prevent suicidal behaviour. You can raise awareness about the issue, educate yourself and others about the causes of suicide and warning signs for suicide, show compassion and care for those who are in distress in your community, question the stigma associated with suicide, suicidal behaviour and mental health problems and share your own experiences.

This Thursday, September 10th, join with us and many others across the world who are playing their part in the prevention of suicide. To optimise your activities be sure to involve or invite other local organisations and collaborators to organise an event to mark WSPD 2020.  [Source: International Association for Suicide Prevention].

At Kingsway Group we work to develop product that minimize the risk of suicide in a secure care setting, we work with leading certification standard and internal best practice to rigorously test our products - one excellent way is by using our Design Review Panel, this is a team of outside experts who critique next generation developments and give vital feedback prior to them being launched, check out the video which explains the process:

Another key focus at Kingsway Group is to develop products and systems that provide a supportive and healing environment for the patient, this approach of providing non-institutional surroundings has been clinically proven to improve recovery times.  An excellent example of this is the Signature range from Kingsway Group, this range was developed on the belief that 'Security should not be a Barrier to Good Design'.

The reason for mental health spaces being branded ‘institutional’ and ‘prison-like’ are often due to security considerations which whilst are needed no longer need to be a barrier to good design – Kingsway Group with their Signature range explain why.  CHECK OUT THE RANGE HERE

September 10th 2020Posted by Kingsway Group

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