We support action to help reduce suicide and the impact it has on individuals, families, friends and communities.

At Norfolk and Waveney Mind we adhere to the National Suicide Prevention Strategy, preventing suicide in the UK.


Download our free resources for further information on suicide prevention.

If you feel like taking your own life is the only option and need immediate support. There are lots of people you can talk to first.

Be part of North and East Norfolk's Suicide safer community by adopting the prevent suicide pledge.





Our aims

To reduce stigma, raise awareness and provide education and training to help reduce and prevent suicide. To meet these aims we provide the following services.

  • Telephone or face to face support for charities, community leaders, schools, colleges and other organisations in North and East Norfolk. This includes information, signposting and referrals.
  • Training & talks - We can provide FREE certificated training for North and East Norfolk individuals, charities, organisations, schools and colleges. Training specialises in helping staff understand suicide, recognise signs of suicidal behavior and feel more confident in supporting people with suicidal thoughts. 




Who can access Lighthouse?

The Lighthouse project's support and training is available to anyone who lives or works in North or East Norfolk. 


Get in touch

If you like to know more about 'The Lighthouse Project', please contact us on 0300 330 5488 or by email at lighthouse.project@norfolkandwaveneymind.org.uk



Prevent Suicide Pledge

We pledge that we will:


  • Promote the Prevent Suicide message throughout our organisation
  • Encourage staff to sign up to the prevent Suicide Pledge
  • Encourage staff to take the free QPR prevent training
  • Encourage staff to reach out to others if they are worried about them



Talk to someone

Pick up the phone and talk to someone or try one of the free, confidential online support services below:


General Support Services

Farming and agriculture


Older People


Young people and children






QPR Gatekeeper Training in suicide prevention

Our Gatekeeper course is taught by a certified and qualified trainer. It can be taught online or face-face. It offers a clear, concise format using the latest in educational technology and practices. The course takes approximately 90 mins to complete.


Key components covered in training:

  • How to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal
  • How to get help for yourself or learn more about preventing suicide
  • The common causes of suicidal behaviour
  • The warning signs of suicide
  • How to get help for someone in crisis
  • Includes free certification valid for three years and information booklet.
  • Gatekeeper training includes the best-selling e-book Suicide: the Forever Decision by Paul Quinnett, Ph.D.
  • Over 2,500,000 people trained worldwide


Summer Dates for 2021

Please get in touch if you would like to arrange a different date or time for your organisation/charity/school or College.
• Thur 20th May - 10am till 1pm
• Mon 24th May - 10am till 1pm
• Mon 7th June - 10am till 1pm
• Thur 17th June - 10am till 1pm
• Thur 24th June - 10am till 1pm
• Tues 29th June - 10am till 1pm
• Mon 12th July - 10am till 1pm
• Wed 21st July - 10am till 1pm



Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

ASIST is a world leading suicide intervention training workshop. It is an accredited two-day, interactive training programme that prepares people to provide suicide first aid interventions.


Course Outline

The ASIST workshop provides training to help people to be suicide alert and identify people who have thoughts of suicide.
It will enable staff to: understand the reasons behind thoughts of suicide, help people to develop a plan to increase the safety of the person at risk of suicide, recognise invitations for help, recognise potential barriers of seeking help.
ASIST is a scientifically proven intervention model which uses audio-visual learning aids, group discussion and skills practice and development.
All participants also receive a certificate and a 20-page workbook, wallet card and stickers.
Register your interest



Mental Health First Aid Youth

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised, certificated training course, designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis. MHFA England offer a range of courses which are tailored for people who teach, work, live with and care for young people aged 8 to 18.


Course Outline

Provides a more in depth understanding of specific mental health issues and is delivered in four manageable chunks:

  • What is mental health?
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Suicide and psychosis
  • Self-harm and eating disorders

Within each section there is clear focus on the issues faced by young people today, including bullying/cyber bullying and substance misuse. The course also teaches the importance of promoting protective factors and good parenting. Completing the two-day course qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider.

2 day Courses available from December 2020

Register your interest



Free online suicide awareness training from the Zero Suicide Alliance

Zero Suicide Alliance also offer free online suicide awareness training. This free online training shows how you can help people who might be contemplating suicide by bringing up the subject and offering support.

The course is available to everyone and is accessible below as an interactive course. 

Great Yarmouth Office

28-31 Deneside
Great Yarmouth
NR30 3AX
Tel: 0300 330 5488


Norwich Office

50 Sale Road
Tel: 0300 330 5488

King's Lynn Office

Saunders Yard
King's Lynn
PE30 1PH
Tel: 0300 330 5488

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