West Midlands Combined Authority

Outcome of Expression of Interest: Not shortlisted

In the West Midlands last year, over 520 people took their own life though suicide and the impact of self harm is rising.  We would like to explore whether a digital suicide support service could be developed that would offer advice and support at the point in time people need it.  Our proposal is to create an online safe space to talk – utilising AI as a way of giving people the opportunity to interact quickly, without judgement.  This would be part of the WM’s growing ‘Thrive’ programme which works across the public, private and social sectors.

  • Digital and agile awareness
  • Introduction to user research
  • Introduction to service design