Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Awareness Training and Support Services
Framework Agreement Description
The Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Awareness Training and Support Services Framework provides a compliant route to market for the provision of suicide prevention training, intervention training and awareness training. The framework agreement also has a provision for support services for suicide prevention. This consultancy framework links with the work undertaken by HEE and the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health.
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Framework Agreement Information
When does the framework start?
03 July 2018 - 02 July 2022
Who can take advantage?
NHS and Public Sector Organisations within the UK
Background of the framework
Within the UK suicide is responsible for the death of thousands of lives per year, with nearly 6000 occurring in 2017. This equates to a death by suicide every two hours, with many more failed attempts.
Suicide is the leading cause of death among young people aged 20-34 years in the UK and it is considerably higher in men.
Only 27% of people who died by suicide between 2005 and 2015 had been in contact with mental health services in the year before they died.
Public sector staff play an important part in helping to prevent suicide; improving their education and awareness is vital to save lives. The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health set out clear recommendations on suicide prevention and reduction, and made a commitment to reduce suicides by 10% nationally by 2020/21 and a zero suicide ambition for mental health inpatients in January 2018.
What does the framework cover?
A fully OJEU compliant route to market for the provision of Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Awareness Training and Support Services, linking with the work undertaken by HEE and the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health.
The framework encompasses both SMEs and also national providers. Pricing options include day rates and also the possibility to agree innovative pricing models.
What are the benefits of using the framework?
• DIRECT AWARD
Ability to directly award a contract to approved suppliers on the framework providing a timely and compliant route to market to meet your requirements.
Opportunity to run a mini-competition to meet the bespoke requirements of each organisation; as well as helping to drive further competitive pricing.
• ONLINE AND F2F SERVICES
Providers can offer a range of easily accessible services via face to face or online.
• ADDRESSES NHS 10 YEAR PLAN
Addresses multiple objectives of the NHS 10 year plan and the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health.
• CHOICE OF SUPPLIERS
A range of verified suppliers to suit all requirements: from regional SME specialists, to national providers.
• FLEXIBLE CONTRACT TERMS
The ability to utilise a number of contracts, enabling users to mix and match their requirements and tailor individual requirements.
NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit
The Workforce Development Trust Ltd t/a Skills for Health
Ernst & Young LLP
The HCI Group
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