Cheshire and Merseyside  Suicide Reduction Network Conference   September 14 th  2011 Suicide Prevention within the Rugby ...
Background <ul><li>Group of Health Care professionals RL enthusiasts met </li></ul><ul><li>Augmented by two former GB Prof...
<ul><li>Overarching Aim – To work In partnership with: </li></ul><ul><li>Rugby Football League </li></ul><ul><li>Super Lea...
Overarching Aims – To ensure: <ul><li>MENTAL HEALTH PROMOTION/AWARENESS AND WELLBEING ARE PRIORITIES FOR THE CLUBS </li></...
PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES OUTPUTS AND TARGETS <ul><li>Provide training for players, coaches, officials, support staff and RFL s...
PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES OUTPUTS AND TARGETS <ul><li>Seek examples of best practice  from other sports (FA, RFU) </li></ul><ul...
Programme Successes <ul><li>DVD developed and utilised in delivering the infrastructure to the State of Mind Programme Rou...
Programme Successes <ul><li>Media strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Heightened awareness/profile </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge Cup ...
Player education programmes <ul><li>Feel good – Play Better - Live Well </li></ul><ul><li>designed and led by Phil Cooper ...
Key Benefits <ul><li>Raised understanding of, and ability to deal with Mental Health problems through education and awaren...
PARTNERS <ul><li>RFL </li></ul><ul><li>NHS Confederation </li></ul><ul><li>Mental Health NHS Trusts </li></ul><ul><li>NHS ...
Summary of Key Ingredients and learning Points in raising profile, influencing and promoting change <ul><li>Passion and en...
Summary of Key learning Points so far, in raising the profile, influencing and promoting change <ul><li>Have broader messa...
Future Agenda in building Individual and Community Resilience <ul><li>Sustain early gains </li></ul><ul><li>Determine prio...
Future Agenda cont’d <ul><li>Target specific groups i.e. coaches </li></ul><ul><li>Influence Health & Wellbeing Boards </l...
Future Agenda cont’d <ul><li>Identification of need </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on specific topics i.e. pain, insomnia </li></...
QUOTES <ul><li>Adrian Morley  of Warrington Wolves and England   </li></ul><ul><li>“I fully support the aims and aspiratio...
Quotes <ul><li>Andrew Johns  of Newcastle Knights, Warrington Wolves, NSW & Australia </li></ul><ul><li>“ For too long men...
Quotes <ul><li>MIKE FARRAR – CEO, NHS CONFEDERATION </li></ul><ul><li>“ This is an innovative and ground breaking programm...
Examples from world of sport <ul><li>Robert Enke  </li></ul><ul><li>Marcus Trescothick </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Merson  </li...
QUOTE <ul><li>“ SPORT SPEAKS MANY LANGUAGES” </li></ul>
Simon Howes Merseyside CALMzone Coordinator
“ If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself”   Henry Ford Examples of Partnership Working ...
<ul><li>“ An effective public health approach is fundamental to suicide prevention. Locally this depends on effective part...
<ul><li>The Police deal with all aspects of community and society. </li></ul><ul><li>Halton and St Helens in 2010:- </li><...
April 2011 Staff Health Information Training Post-vention Signposting Prevention Meeting
April 2011 Staff Health Information Training Post-vention Signposting Prevention Meeting
Information <ul><li>Sharing essential information </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Response </li></ul><ul><li>Proactive Prevention ...
<ul><li>Details of incident also included </li></ul>
Signposting  <ul><li>August 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Agreed with regional partners </li></ul><ul><li>Simple Booklet </li></u...
Training <ul><li>Working via police footprint – North Cheshire  (Warrington, Halton & St Helens) </li></ul><ul><li>Tiered ...
What Next?
Reducing Suicide Summit 2011 Hosted by CALM On behalf of the Cheshire & Merseyside Suicide Reduction Network
Please make your way to Speed networking & coffee   in the Director’s Suite
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The 2nd part of the presentations from the ground-breaking Reducing Suicide Summit 2011, hosted by CALM and focusing on the Cheshire & Merseyside regions of the UK. More info at http://www.thecalmzone.net

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  1. 1. Cheshire and Merseyside Suicide Reduction Network Conference September 14 th 2011 Suicide Prevention within the Rugby League Community Malcolm Rae OBE FRCN [email_address] Ernie Benbow Programme Manager [email_address]
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>Group of Health Care professionals RL enthusiasts met </li></ul><ul><li>Augmented by two former GB Professionals/Sky TV </li></ul><ul><li>presenters and key individuals and organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Gathered evidence –identified all of Super League </li></ul><ul><li>club areas exceeded the national average suicide rates </li></ul><ul><li>Established a programme board with people of influence </li></ul><ul><li>and gravitas </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Overarching Aim – To work In partnership with: </li></ul><ul><li>Rugby Football League </li></ul><ul><li>Super League Clubs </li></ul><ul><li>Amateur Clubs </li></ul><ul><li>Local Communities </li></ul><ul><li>The NHS </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Health and Social (3 rd Sector) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Overarching Aims – To ensure: <ul><li>MENTAL HEALTH PROMOTION/AWARENESS AND WELLBEING ARE PRIORITIES FOR THE CLUBS </li></ul><ul><li>MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS OF PLAYERS,STAFF AND </li></ul><ul><li>RUGBY LEAGUE COMMUNITY ARE IDENTIFIED AND </li></ul><ul><li>PRIORITIES TACKLED </li></ul><ul><li>INTEGRAL PART OF STRATEGIC PLANNING AND POLICY THROUGHOUT RUGBY LEAGUE </li></ul><ul><li>FRESH THINKING AND POSITIVE PRACTICE </li></ul>
  5. 5. PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES OUTPUTS AND TARGETS <ul><li>Provide training for players, coaches, officials, support staff and RFL staff, in enlightened management practice/ acquisition of skills and techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Mental Health First Aid Training </li></ul><ul><li>A dedicated Round of Super League to raise profile, convey positive messages and signpost </li></ul><ul><li>Promote RL player welfare – psychological wellbeing at all levels, throughout their careers, in particular on retirement </li></ul>
  6. 6. PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES OUTPUTS AND TARGETS <ul><li>Seek examples of best practice from other sports (FA, RFU) </li></ul><ul><li>Develop welfare, health and wellbeing policies for all clubs </li></ul><ul><li>Establish links between RFL Clubs, Mental Health Providers and Commissioners in each locality </li></ul><ul><li>Share innovative ideas/practice </li></ul>
  7. 7. Programme Successes <ul><li>DVD developed and utilised in delivering the infrastructure to the State of Mind Programme Round 27 of 2011 season </li></ul><ul><li>Website and portal developed and implemented </li></ul><ul><li>Mental Health First Aid training sourced, costed and an implementation plan developed </li></ul>
  8. 8. Programme Successes <ul><li>Media strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Heightened awareness/profile </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge Cup Final Programme </li></ul><ul><li>Links with National Groups – Time to Change </li></ul><ul><li>Established links between clubs and health communities </li></ul>
  9. 9. Player education programmes <ul><li>Feel good – Play Better - Live Well </li></ul><ul><li>designed and led by Phil Cooper and Carol Ede </li></ul><ul><li>AIMS </li></ul><ul><li>To look at wellbeing </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy Mind Healthy Body </li></ul><ul><li>The impact of drink, drugs and sleeplessness </li></ul><ul><li>How you can help a mate </li></ul>
  10. 10. Key Benefits <ul><li>Raised understanding of, and ability to deal with Mental Health problems through education and awareness training </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced partnership working amongst key stakeholders of RFL, players, clubs, coaches and other staff, NHS commissioners and providers and rugby league communities </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced rates of suicide in super league areas </li></ul><ul><li>Foundations in place for a sustainability plan for the programme of work </li></ul>
  11. 11. PARTNERS <ul><li>RFL </li></ul><ul><li>NHS Confederation </li></ul><ul><li>Mental Health NHS Trusts </li></ul><ul><li>NHS Commissioners </li></ul><ul><li>NHS Primary Care and Community providers </li></ul><ul><li>Time to Change </li></ul><ul><li>Mental Health First Aid (England) </li></ul><ul><li>St George’s Health Care </li></ul><ul><li>MOCHA Productions </li></ul><ul><li>MIND </li></ul><ul><li>CALM </li></ul><ul><li>UCLAN </li></ul><ul><li>All Super League Clubs </li></ul><ul><li>Agent Marketing </li></ul>
  12. 12. Summary of Key Ingredients and learning Points in raising profile, influencing and promoting change <ul><li>Passion and enthusiasm </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging with key individuals/organisations and their contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Building a momentum </li></ul><ul><li>Networks, sharing, working collaboratively </li></ul><ul><li>Involvement, ownership </li></ul><ul><li>Horizon scan </li></ul><ul><li>Short, medium, long term goals </li></ul>
  13. 13. Summary of Key learning Points so far, in raising the profile, influencing and promoting change <ul><li>Have broader messages, but encourage locally tailored responses </li></ul><ul><li>Effective communication, keep everyone in the loop </li></ul><ul><li>Media links/strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Be opportunistic </li></ul><ul><li>Use evidence as leverage </li></ul><ul><li>Embrace National Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Link to existing agendas </li></ul><ul><li>Build on what exists </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrate </li></ul>
  14. 14. Future Agenda in building Individual and Community Resilience <ul><li>Sustain early gains </li></ul><ul><li>Determine priorities for next phase </li></ul><ul><li>Education and Training Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Develop even closer partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on Amateur and Championship clubs and communities </li></ul>
  15. 15. Future Agenda cont’d <ul><li>Target specific groups i.e. coaches </li></ul><ul><li>Influence Health & Wellbeing Boards </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen connections with Regional Suicide reduction groups </li></ul><ul><li>Increase our Media influence </li></ul>
  16. 16. Future Agenda cont’d <ul><li>Identification of need </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on specific topics i.e. pain, insomnia </li></ul><ul><li>Share our progress more widely </li></ul>
  17. 17. QUOTES <ul><li>Adrian Morley of Warrington Wolves and England </li></ul><ul><li>“I fully support the aims and aspirations of this wonderful programme and all those involved and as such it has my total support and endorsement.” </li></ul>
  18. 18. Quotes <ul><li>Andrew Johns of Newcastle Knights, Warrington Wolves, NSW & Australia </li></ul><ul><li>“ For too long mental health has carried a stigma, with the State of Mind round you can raise awareness and help others; If you aren’t feeling ok tell a mate and get some help. I promise you will feel better” </li></ul>
  19. 19. Quotes <ul><li>MIKE FARRAR – CEO, NHS CONFEDERATION </li></ul><ul><li>“ This is an innovative and ground breaking programme in sport.” </li></ul>
  20. 20. Examples from world of sport <ul><li>Robert Enke </li></ul><ul><li>Marcus Trescothick </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Merson </li></ul>
  21. 21. QUOTE <ul><li>“ SPORT SPEAKS MANY LANGUAGES” </li></ul>
  22. 22. Simon Howes Merseyside CALMzone Coordinator
  23. 23. “ If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself” Henry Ford Examples of Partnership Working Drew Perkins Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust
  24. 24. <ul><li>“ An effective public health approach is fundamental to suicide prevention. Locally this depends on effective partnerships across all sectors, including health, social care, education, the environment, housing, employment, the police and criminal justice system, transport and the voluntary sector.” Consultation on preventing suicide in England </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>The Police deal with all aspects of community and society. </li></ul><ul><li>Halton and St Helens in 2010:- </li></ul><ul><li>1/3 of those who completed suicide had involvement with the police prior to death. </li></ul><ul><li>Collected in January 2011 </li></ul>Why the Police?
  26. 26. April 2011 Staff Health Information Training Post-vention Signposting Prevention Meeting
  27. 27. April 2011 Staff Health Information Training Post-vention Signposting Prevention Meeting
  28. 28. Information <ul><li>Sharing essential information </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Response </li></ul><ul><li>Proactive Prevention </li></ul>
  29. 29. <ul><li>Details of incident also included </li></ul>
  30. 30. Signposting <ul><li>August 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Agreed with regional partners </li></ul><ul><li>Simple Booklet </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic Copy available </li></ul><ul><li>Locally produced </li></ul>
  31. 31. Training <ul><li>Working via police footprint – North Cheshire (Warrington, Halton & St Helens) </li></ul><ul><li>Tiered approach to training provision </li></ul>
  32. 32. What Next?
  33. 33. Reducing Suicide Summit 2011 Hosted by CALM On behalf of the Cheshire & Merseyside Suicide Reduction Network
  34. 34. Please make your way to Speed networking & coffee in the Director’s Suite

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