Suicide is a devastating event. It is an individual tragedy, a life-altering crisis for those bereaved and a traumatic event for people within communities and services. The NHS Five Year Forward View for Mental Health sets a target to reduce the current level of suicide by 10% by 2020. Locally a multi-agency Suicide Prevention Action plan has been developed to help us meet this target. As part of this work Public Health in North Somerset Council has developed a grant.
We recognise that to tackle suicide you need to invest in early intervention and prevention and promote positive mental health and wellbeing. This grant has been set up as a recognition of the important role that the voluntary and community sector can play in this area of work.
Who can apply?
To be eligible for the Suicide Prevention Grant your work/activity must benefit people who live in North Somerset and fund interventions that help us meet one or more of the below commitments outlined in the local Suicide Prevention Action Plan:
• Reduce the risk of suicide in high risk groups:
• Reduce the stigma around mental health and promote wellbeing
• Tailor approaches to improve mental health in specific groups
• Provide information and support to those bereaved or affected by suicide
We welcome applications from organisations who work closely with those who have been impacted by suicide and/or mental health problems
Please download and read the funding guidelines, published on the link below before applying for this grant.
You can request a hard copy application by post by contacting the North Somerset Public Health team on 01275 885154.
Closing Date: 23rd November 2018, 17:00
Maximum grant awarded: £4,500