Suicide is a difficult topic and one that hopefully never crosses your mind.
The reality, however, is that it does cross the minds of many young people, including schoolchildren. In fact, suicide is the leading cause of death among young people and in children the numbers are alarmingly high. Over 200 schoolchildren are lost to suicide every year in the UK.
PAPYRUS is a national charity dedicated to preventing young suicide in the UK. We provide help and advice through a helpline HOPELineUK.
PAPYRUS have produced a useful guide for teachers and staff - 'Building Suicide-Safer Schools and Colleges' which supports schools in developing a school-wide approach to suicide prevention. Visit PAPYRUS website to access the guide.