Training tackles suicide in migration hotspots

The Agency in cooperation with the Greek Reception and Identification Service (RIS) held a workshop on 29 May to discuss guidance on preventing and responding to self-harm in the migration hotspots.

The guidance is being developed for field workers. It aims to help them learn about suicide risk factors as well as how to prevent and manage suicide attempts ensuring respect for human dignity and fundamental rights. The guidelines will address a need identified by RIS staff on the Greek islands during previous training sessions co-organised by FRA earlier this year.

Recent research carried out on the island of Chios has revealed that suicide attempts is an emerging concern.