Zero Suicide Strategy








 


Our ‘Zero Suicide Community’ Strategy

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The act of suicide is just that, a practical act. The journey which takes someone to the point of deciding to take their own life however, can be varied and complex. At The Jordan Legacy we don’t see an increase in suicides as being inevitable.

We believe that however challenging our world becomes, whatever pandemics, recessions. climate concerns and life experiences are thrown our way, by taking practical actions most suicides are preventable.

Case studies from Australia, Detroit and Mersey Care, in the UK have proven that with the right framework and a community, ground-up approach, we can move toward a Zero Suicide community – this is the aim of The Jordan Legacy CIC.

The time for talking to stop is now, we can no longer accept the institutionalised, low ambition approaches taken by Goverment and local councils, where a 5%, year-on-year reduction in suicide is considered acceptable. Zero suicides may be unattainable but by setting this goal, we are aiming to make a real difference in our communities.

The Jordan Legacy’s 5 – Layer Strategy

  1. Community zero suicide plans
  2. Design-out suicide
  3. Workplace wellbeing
  4. Digital and life saving systems
  5. The Jordan Legacy Retreat
Our Top-down / ground-up strategy

Our top-down / ground-up strategy

 

To work toward a Zero Suicide outcome requires:

  • practical actions to make our communities and workplaces mentally healthy and psychologically safe places 
  • practical actions to use human intelligence and digital technology for earlier identification and intervention
  • practical action to ‘design-out’ suicide in our built environment, health systems and support systems
  • practical actions to encourage every organisation to make practical plans within their sphere of influence

Most suicides are preventable if there is:

  • early identification of danger signs
  • early intervention to safeguard those at risk  
  • prevention measures in place
  • support for those bereaved by suicide

If you would like to learn more about our Zero Suicide Community strategy and how you can help, please watch this short video presented by the founder of The Jordan Legacy and Jordan’s father, Steve Phillip


How Can You Help?

Would you like to support our Mission and help improve the mental wellbeing of those in your community, workplace or those close to you who might be struggling?

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 Workshops and speaker sessions

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The Jordan Legacy has created a series of 60-minute or half-day online or in-house workshops on the topic of maintaining optimal mental wellbeing, coping with poor mental health, supporting yourself or others when mental health becomes a concern, suicide prevention, crisis intervention and post-vention support.

  • Spot the signs that you or someone might be struggling with your mental health
  • Remove the stigma and feel comfortable talking openly about your mental health
  • Understand that you are not alone – normalising the discussion around mental health and suicide
  • Recognise why talking is important and what the potential consequences of not talking could be.
  • Support colleagues, friends, family who might be struggling with their mental health
  • Find ways to improve your own mental wellbeing
  • What to do in a crisis

These are just some of the topics covered in our lived experience workshops.
NB: Our workshop facilitators are not NHS registered or medically qualified but are well-researched and in all cases have a lived experience relating to poor mental health and issues relating to suicide 

Contact us for more information.

 


Conference keynote speaker – Steve Phillip

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From 2009, Steve had worked with hundreds of professionals around the UK and overseas, in companies such as The British Red Cross, Toyota GB, FedEx, Deloitte and Harley Davidson, helping them strengthen their online brand presence, using platforms such as LinkedIn and other social media. However, in December 2019, his world was turned upside down when his son Jordan took his own life following an ongoing battle with depression and anxiety. 

Image of Steve Phillip

In March 2020, Steve founded The Jordan Legacy CIC, an organisation committed to preventing suicide, as part of the global ‘Zero Suicide Community’. A member of the National Suicide Prevention Alliance, he now talks to business leaders, employees and communites about preventing suicides in their community and how they can spot the signs of poor mental health and improve the wellbeing of those they work and live amongst.

To book Steve to speak at your event online or on-site, click this link