Suicide prevention


Suicides can be prevented also in the maritime industry. If you want to help your crew address difficult topics like suicidal thoughts we have a programme aimed at the maritime industry - It helps to talk.


It helps to talk

Life can sometimes feel difficult and some have suicidal thoughts. Having suicidal thoughts does not necessarily mean that you will actually try to attempt suicide. Suicidal thoughts are often about getting away from problems in life, not a death wish.

It helps to talk about suicidal thoughts. Asking about suicidal thoughts does not increase the risk of suicides or suicidal thoughts.

We all have a responsibility to act when we feel that somebody is not OK. Suicides are preventable and you can help provide support.

If you want to learn how, please contact us for further information.

suicide prevention at sea programme

The programme involves management support in setting the company standards and procedures for handling such cases including guidance on appropriate support.

The programme involves training on suicide risk factors, warning signs and how to enhance protective factors. The training also includes practical advice on how to actually address someone who is unbalanced, distressed or having suicidal thoughts on board and how to talk about difficult and personal topics.

The training is very practical and uses various tools as presentations, discussions, role plays, training exercises and films.

Facts about SUICIDE

• Close to 800,000 people die due to suicide every year.

• For every suicide there are many more people who attempt suicide every year.

• A prior suicide attempt is the single most important risk factor for suicide in the general population.

• Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15–29-year-olds.

• 78% of global suicides occur in low and middle-income countries.

• Men are generally at higher risk than women.

Source: WHO

CONOVAH - Folder on Suicide prevention

Please contact us for further information about suicide prevention