General practice staff

Many of the issues noted above apply to general practice staff. They may have known the person who died for many years and may know the family and friends as well. If so, they are in a good position to provide support. Bereaved people sometimes appreciate the chance to talk about the death with their doctor, preferably at home. 

After a suicide, the primary care team should hold a staff meeting to discuss the death, see what can be learned and provide peer support for the team. 

SSHP Wales is for anyone looking for training and development opportunities that can help them, their communities, or their workforces, to develop their awareness, understanding and skills in relation to the management and prevention of suicide and self harm.