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Nick Barnes

Specialisms: Suicide prevention, social welfare and trauma recovery

Social entrepreneur and leading developer of regulated and quality assured suicide prevention education, providing a wide range of programmes across multiple domains.

I have been actively involved in the design, development and delivery of a number of suicide prevention initiatives across multiple destinations and countries, including Wales, England, in Trinidad and Tobago with the Catholic Religious Educational Development Institute in 2014-17 and in UK, UAE, Gibraltar and Australia with National Centre for Suicide Prevention Education CIC, which I founded in 2011.

In July 2021 I was recognised for services to education in the field of suicide prevention by the British Citizen Award Medal of honour BCAe

  • This Can Happen 2018: Nov 2018, London: Suicide Prevention at work, Speaker

  • Public Policy Exchange Symposium May 2018, London: Strengthening the Suicide Prevention Strategy: Building Partnerships Building Tailored Prevention Programmes, Chair

  • SFA: Suicide First Aid through Understanding Suicide Intervention launch Feb 2018, Cardiff; Suicide First Aid Qualifications, speaker

  • Public Policy Exchange Seminar Oct 2015, London; Mental Health & Young People: Adopting a Zero Tolerance Approach in Suicide Prevention, speaker

  • CNC3 TV "Morning Brew" with Christian Religious Education Development Institute, Trinidad, Dec 2014, Sept 2016: Suicide-Safer Trinidad and Tobago & Understanding Suicide Intervention through Suicide First-Aid

  • Mind in Harrow AGM 2014; Suicide-Safer, speaker.

  • National Mental Health Conference 2013 Manchester; Building Suicide-Safer Communities, master-class facilitator.

  • Primary Care Conference 2011, NEC, Birmingham; Identifying Vulnerability & the Contributory Factors Youth Suicide, speaker.

  • ITV "The Ferret" in 2008 - 2010 guest contributor and housing specialist.

In 2011 I founded the National Centre for Suicide Prevention Education CIC. We designed, developed and now exclusively provide, the UK’s only National Qualification in Suicide Prevention, SFA: Suicide First Aid. We are an approved City & Guilds International Accreditation Centre

Nick Barnes

+44 208 123 8250


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