Our Supporters




The Office of Public Health for Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council recognise that suicide prevention is a key area for Public Health engagement on the back of the evidence base and guidelines outlined at a national level and the understanding that prevention through intervention will enable communities to be suicide safer as part of a wider strategic programme.


Since 2014, we have worked closely with the creators of ManMade ensuring that hundreds of people from across all sectors, public and private, have received training to enable them to be suicide aware and support people to find reasons for living. We were also the intiail funding body behind the original ManMade Programme known as ManMade Dudley. The success of this pilot ensured that to this day the programme has realised further support through us and are delighted to see how ManMade continues to flourish.







Based in the heart of the Black Country, the Trust’s vision is to improve health and well-being of local communities. In Sandwell and Wolverhampton, we care for and support people of all ages who have mental health needs. We provide a range of specialist health services for people with learning disabilities in Dudley, Walsall, Sandwell and Wolverhampton.


We also provide community healthcare services for children, young people and families in Dudley. We are focused on the goals of reducing inequality, improving and promoting the health of local communities, providing high quality care in the right place at the right time and putting people and their families at the heart of care.





Birmingham City Council are delighted to be supporting ManMade | The Conference as we feel that there should be Zero Tolerance where suicide, and the stigma attached to suicide is concerned.


ManMade | The Conference is one small but significant way in which we can better support citizens to challenge the issue of suicide of men head on.






West Midlands Police is the second largest police force in the country, covering an area of 348 square miles and serving a population of almost 2.8 million.

The region sits at the very heart of the country and covers the three major centres of Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton. It also includes the busy and thriving districts of Sandwell, Walsall, Solihull and Dudley.

The West Midlands Police have been instrumental in supporting people in crisis through their ground-breaking work in the Street Triage as well as their active support of the British Transport Police Suicide Prevention work.