The SENAD Group
The SENAD Group was formed in 2003 to provide a seamless transitional journey for those who need support and specialist provision as children and into adulthood. Alongside adult care homes and a community support service we operate six residential special schools.
How does your organisation contribute to preventing suicide and supporting those affected by it?
We provide an Employee Assistance Programme for all staff that includes access to support and counselling 24/7, including a new online support tool for staff and line managers.
Line managers and HR teams have received training around suicide prevention.
We work closely with multi-disciplinary teams and clinical leads in relation to young people in our services at risk of self-harm and suicide.
What are your current priorities?
To encourage all staff to talk openly about mental health, reduce stigma and utilise a variety of tools to stay well.
To provide advice, training and support to all those who are struggling or supporting others through mental ill health.
To develop approaches to prevent and reduce self harm across our client group.
What challenges are you currently facing?
Financial pressures can impact the availability of external support for families and individuals at crisis point.