Our Zero Suicide Community strategy
The reasons why someone chooses to end their life can often be complex. However, the act of suicide is a practical one that requires practical solutions to prevent it from happening, so that support can be provided to the person in crisis.
The Jordan Legacy CIC’s ‘Zero Suicide Community’ strategy is a researched and proven approach, based around 6 layers (see below). By involving a ground-up strategy of support from communities, businesses and individuals, who are willing to contribute their time and resources, we aim to make our societies and workplaces psychologically safer places to be in.
Our 6-layer Zero Suicide Community strategy
- Community Solutions
- Design out suicide
- Workplace wellbeing
- Digital and lifesaving systems
- The Jordan Legacy Retreat
- #HopeForLifeUK Day initiative
- Community SolutionsOur aim is to help facilitate Zero Suicide, around menus of evidence-based actionsm by engaging with:
- chambers of commerce
- regulated utilities
- major employers
- professional associations & industry bodies
- groups and bodies
- major sports clubs and teams
- Design out suicideTaking a design thinking and process engineering approach to all of the steps that lead up to someone taking their own life, including restricting access to means by engaging with :
- businesses and their processes
- design council
- design thinking consultants
- construction firms
- engineering schools and colleges / architecture universities
- RIBA, RICS, RSA etc
- government planning departments
- Workplace wellbeing
To support businesses in implementing effective and robust employee wellbeing strategies including:
- introduce their own Zero Suicide Plan
- a data driven employee assessment process
- a robust employee wellbeing strategy, which covers all aspects of physical and mental health
- legislative compliance – HSE workplace stress risk assessment
- a suitable Employee Assistance Programme in place
- do they have a ground-up and top-down wellbeing culture?
- creating and sustaining a mentally healthy and psychologically safe work environment (inc people working from home)
- having appropriate and effective employee listening & engagement processes as commitment to plans is a function of involvement
- delivery of The Jordan Legacy in-house/online workshops and talks
- Life saving systems – digital and human
Designing and delivering appropriate and effective systems for prevention and early intervention, including ‘Digital Life Saving’ and ‘high touch’ human systems
- data analysis and augmented intelligence solutions to mitigate risk and to enhance predictive capability
- permission based tracking devices
- improving search engines and virtual assistants – convert risk into potential support
- analysing social media content to respond and send messages of support
- community support e.g. care bags with messages of support left at known suicide hotspot locations
- The RetreatThis is a very personal one to us, as this was Jordan’s own vision should he ever win the lottery:
- a place where people who are struggling with their mental health can come to find peace and get well
- peer support, people like me, lived experience, learning from others (a ground-up approach)
- on site therapists, coaches, psychologists, healers?
- wellbeing classes: sailing, archery, fishing, camping, painting, reading groups, back to nature, orienteering etc?
- shared learning with other ‘safe place’ support centres and Retreats
An initiative launched on January 21st 2021, culminating in #HopeForLifeUK Day on December 4th 2021.
- Goal – to encourage communities, businesses and individuals to contribute actions which will help bring hope to those struggling with their mental health
- The Jordan Legacy will help support contributors to successfully undertake their actions, wherever we can
- Through our #HopeForLifeUK community hub, we will record all contributor actions and projects and celebrate these in an impact report during #HopeForLifeUK Day on December 4th.
- All actions and projects should be practical in nature and be able to impact positively on bringing hope to those who are struggling with their mental wellbeing.
For further information on the first 5 layers of The Jordan Legacy’s Zero Suicide Community strategy, please watch this short video (insert video)
How you can contribute to our mission
If you would like to make a real difference and support The Jordan Legacy CIC in helping provide people who have lost hope with more reasons to want to live, please visit our #HopeForLifeUK page here.