Founder of Nuthatch Consultants, and operating as a suicide prevention freelance consultant, Neil Peters is an accomplished programme and project manager, with a 20-year career spanning the commercial and charity sector.
Recent Nuthatch projects have included writing a suicide prevention strategy for a major property firm and reviewing suicide prevention and intervention pathways for East Sussex County Council. Some earlier projects that Neil managed with Nuthatch included programme managing the launch of the National Suicide Prevention Alliance’s lived experience network and working with Samaritans to review Highways England’s suicide prevention strategy.
Prior to setting up Nuthatch, Neil led the award-winning suicide prevention on the railway programme for Samaritans in partnership with Network Rail, and he is an expert in suicide prevention, mental health and wellbeing. Neil has delivered major award winning suicide prevention campaigns Real People Real Stories and Small Talk Saves Lives, and led Samaritans’ award winning training team delivering suicide prevention and trauma support training. Neil has also written the rail industry guide for suicide prevention in community outreach.
His other interests lie in the environment and sport. He has a growing interest in using the natural environment to support people’s wellbeing. He has launched Nuthatch Retreats, a side project to support people’s wellbeing by connecting them with nature.
We Specialise in: Advice, Consultancy, Suicide Prevention, Mental Health, Wellbeing, Community Outreach, Postvention/Post Incident Support, Strategic Partnerships, Charity Sector, Working with Volunteers, Emotional Support, Media, Campaigns, Helplines, Stakeholder Engagement, Retreats, Sport for Development
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Head of Operations, Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institute (formerly Head of Operations at Samaritans)
"Neil is a strategic thinker, highly organised, and can work with anyone. He is practically and emotionally intelligent, diligent and persistent, and brings a positivity when times are difficult."
Ruth Sutherland CBE
Former Samaritans CEO
"Neil has led a number of award-winning campaigns for the Samaritans. These include our suicide prevention partnership with Network Rail, as well as Small Talk Saves Lives, and the launch of Real People Real Stories. He is a suicide prevention, wellbeing and trauma support/post incident support expert, and a pleasure to work with!"
Director of Operations, Tackle Africa
"Neil has supported TackleAfrica and our work in several ways over the years including our UK events and providing us with wellbeing and mental health support materials. Neil has always been a pleasure to work with and I look forward to much more collaboration in the future"
Executive Lead at National Suicide Prevention Alliance
“Neil was a fantastic interim programme manager for a key piece of work for us. He built an engaged a team of other consultants working to short time-frames, kept of all the many threads of the programme on track, ensured I was informed of progress and any issues, and helped ensure our project was delivered effectively, thoughtfully and on time.”
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