Suicide prevention efforts aimed at relationship breakdown

STOP Suicide Suicide prevention training

At STOP Suicide, we are focusing on mitigating the risk of suicide among individuals experiencing with the emotional loss of a relationship breakdown. Through the provision of targeted training in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, we aim to equip staff and volunteers from support agencies, as well as family court personnel and solicitors, with essential suicide prevention skills.

Our objective is to share campaign messages to a minimum of 50 local organisations. To facilitate this, we are extending an offer of 100 fully-funded training positions for our three-hour STOP Suicide Workshop and one-hour STOP Suicide Talk. This opportunity is available to personnel engaged in assisting individuals or families navigating relationship breakdowns. The training aims to provide participants with the skills to identify suicide warning signs, engage in direct discussions about suicide and provide appropriate support to those at risk

Samaritans’ research demonstrates the criticality of raising awareness regarding suicide warning signs among individuals supporting those facing relationship breakdown. These situations can impact associated support networks, housing arrangements, financial stability, and child custody. This highlights the importance of raising awareness about suicide warning signs for those who are supporting individuals facing relationship breakdown.

Where to sign up for STOP Suicide Training?

If you are regularly engaged in working or volunteering with individuals experiencing or at risk of relationship breakdown, you can book on training for any of the following sessions:

STOP Suicide Awareness Workshop

Date: 1 May 2024

Time: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Location: Cambridge

STOP Suicide Awareness Talk

Date: 23 May 2023

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Platform: Online via Teams

STOP Suicide Awareness Workshop

Date: 12 June 2024

Time: 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Platform: Online via Teams

STOP Suicide Awareness Talk

Date: 26 June 2024

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Location: Cambridge

Enrol for training by visiting our Eventbrite page. If you would like more information about the training, please contact us via email at:

Where to get help if you’re worried about someone?

If you have serious concerns for the individual’s immediate safety, do not leave them on their own. You can ring 999 or, depending on your relationship with the person, you might support them to get an urgent GP appointment. You can also contact the list of helplines overleaf that may be helpful:

NHS First Response Service (FRS)
First Response Service number
NHS First Response Service (FRS), across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, provides 24-hour access, seven days a week, 365 days a year, to mental health care, advice, support and treatment.

By calling 111 and selecting the mental health option, you will be put through to a member of the FRS who will speak to you and discuss your current mental health needs.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Helpline
0808 808 2121 (Freephone)
11am to 11pm, 365 days a year.

Advice for young people at risk of suicide
0800 068 4141 (24 hours every day of the year Weekends and Bank Holidays included)
07860039967 (SMS)

116 123 (Freephone, 24 hour helpline)

Text the word ‘HEAR’ to 85258 to access support from the mental health free text messaging support service in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

How else can I support someone who might be experiencing a relationship breakdown?

Calm’s guide to relationship breakdown

From defining what a relationship breakdown actually is to advice on what to do if divorce or separation is complicated, Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) has a comprehensive guide that can provide support to individuals.

Family Lives

A confidential helpline and online advice for families.

0808 800 2222


Offers relationship advice and counseling services.

Find and contact your local centre

About STOP Suicide:

STOP Suicide is a suicide prevention initiative led by CPSL Mind, supported by local NHS and Public Health entities, and endorsed by numerous community stakeholders. Our mission is to empower individuals and communities across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to prevent suicides by recognising warning signs, initiating discussions about suicide, and supporting individuals experiencing suicidal thoughts to safeguard their wellbeing.

STOP Suicide is funded by the NHS through Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s Integrated Care System and constitutes an integral component of the region’s broader suicide prevention strategy.

Take the STOP Suicide Personal Pledge:

Suicide prevention is a collective responsibility, and each of us can make a difference. The STOP Suicide Campaign is committed to raising awareness of warning signs and empowering the residents of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to initiate conversations about suicide when concerns arise.

By making the pledging you demonstrate your commitment to fostering open dialogue about suicide and providing support to individuals in distress. Every voice count, and together, we can effect significant change. Take the pledge today to help STOP Suicide.

Organisational representatives are encouraged to sign our organisational pledge, amplifying the collective commitment to supporting individuals in crisis.