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UCQ Suicide-Safer Strategy


Michelle Elliot


4th January 2022


University Centre Quayside (UCQ) fully recognise their responsibilities to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, including the responsibilities their Academic Council, staff and volunteers have in regard to the protection of children and vulnerable adults from abuse and harm.

We are pleased to publish our Suicide-Safer Strategy which outlines UCQ’s commitment to creating a suicide-safer community. We aim to minimise suicide and attempted suicide in so far as is possible, recognising that Universities play a key role. This strategy and action plan outlines UCQ priorities although it cannot cover all eventualities and it is recognised that sadly not all suicide is preventable.

This Suicide Safer Strategy is approved through the University committee process through to Academic Council and forms a distinct part of the mental health strategy. The action plan builds in review processes, as well as the mechanisms for ongoing review and updating of the broader Wellbeing Strategy.