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Suicide Prevention Co-production Project

Helping to prevent deaths by suicide in West Yorkshire, by working with those who have been impacted.

Leeds Mind has been commissioned by the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership to deliver a coproduction project focussed on suicide prevention.

The project is funded for two years from March 2022, and covers Leeds, Bradford, Kirklees, Wakefield, and Calderdale.

We work with a team of volunteers from across West Yorkshire who all have lived experience of being impacted by suicide. Drawing on lived experience, volunteers have been working on projects and campaigns that aim to;

  • Reduce stigma around mental health and suicide.
  • Raise awareness.
  • Champion the voices of people with lived experience.
  • Challenge and influence decision makers to improve mental health support for clients and families.

So far, these projects have included producing guidelines for organisations aiming to work with people with lived experience, and videos for health and care staff to help them prevent suicide.

At the end of our 2 years, volunteers and our project coordinator will write a report, that will make recommendations for systems change.

Interested in getting involved?

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Community conversations

Help prevent deaths by suicide.

We want to find out more about people’s experiences of asking for help with their mental health.

What worked for you? What didn’t? Was anything missing?

Contact Project co-ordinator Arlie for more information: 07976 921776 or

The Book of Cope

Help create a resource that could help others when they’re struggling.

Design a page to feature in the published book.

Share your coping strategies in a creative way.

Submissions open until September 2023.

Contact Project co-ordinator Arlie for more information: 07976 921776 or


For any questions, please contact our project coordinator