A blog about the Suicide in/as Politics research project. Funded by the Leverhulme Trust.
Suicide in/as Politics


Across 2022 we are hosting a series of workshops, where we will share findings from our analysis of suicide prevention policy and politics, and find out what people think of them. We are currently recruiting for participants for 2 separate workshop series: Alex Oaten will be running workshops on the subject of police, prison and suicide , whilst Hazel Marzetti will be running workshops for LGBT+ people. The themes of the workshops will be different for each series, so keep an eye out for updates here on the blog and on our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram). For more details get in touch with Hazel via email hazel.marzetti@ed.ac.uk or by phone: 07810721351 or Alex via email AOaten@lincoln.ac.uk.

LGBT+ Workshops

Globally, LGBT+ people are more likely than cisgender, heterosexual people to think about and attempt sucicide (World Health Organisation, 2014), and here in the UK LGBT+ people are identified in all four nation’s suicide prevention policies as a group in need of tailored suicide prevention efforts, a point also reflected upon in the corresponding parliaments. Despite this, engagement with LGBT+ people about whether suicide prevention policies and practices meet their needs has been limited. In recognition of this, in our first workshop series we wanted to provide a space for LGBT+ people to engage with representations of suicide and suicide prevention in policies, politics and campaigns.

Our online workshop series will provide an introduction to suicide prevention across the UK’s four nations using a variety of online activities as well as offering an opportunity to pick specialist topics that you are interested in to look at in greater depth. For more information, please look at our detailed information sheet. This is available as a PDF – LGBTQ Workshop – Partcipant Information Sheet – 1 or as a Word document LGBTQ Workshop – Participant Information Sheet – 2), and if you are interested in taking part or would like more information please get in touch with Hazel via email: hazel.marzetti@ed.ac.uk or call/text 07810721351.


Prison, Police and Suicide

This sheet provides you with all of the relevant information on taking part in the workshops, it can be viewed in either Word format Participant Inforamtion Sheet for prisons and police or PDF format Participant Information Sheet for prisons and police

If you would like to discuss it with Alex then please get in touch via email: AOaten@lincoln.ac.uk



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