This guidance provides materials on suicide and harm prevention, tailored to the needs of National Societies. It offers resources relevant to those who may be implementing suicide prevention initiatives for the first time.
The guidance provides information across a broad range of considerations for responding to self-harm and suicide, and to engage in suicide prevention initiatives. While it is not intended to be a training package, there are several practical components within the document that can be used and adapted for training purposes. Certain activities should only be implemented by volunteers who have been trained to deliver MHPSS or are specialised in some way. These activities are clearly indicated in the guidance.