September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day – an annual event which aims to start open, frank conversations around suicide and what we can all do to help prevent it.
By raising awareness, reducing the stigma around suicide and encouraging action, we can all work together and offer support to people who need it.
The theme this year is ‘Creating Hope Through Action’ – a reminder that there is an alternative to suicide and aims to inspire confidence and light in all of us; that our actions, no matter how big or small, may provide hope to those who are struggling.
Visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) website to download resources to help you raise awareness this World Suicide Prevention Day.
If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal there are people you can talk to:
- Speak to a friend, family member or someone you trust
- Use the Derbyshire Mental Health Helpline and Support Service, which is provided by experienced mental health practitioners and is open 24 hours per day, seven days a week, tel: 0800 028 0077
- Call the Samaritans 24-hour support service on telephone 116 123 or contact Samaritans online
- Use the Staying Safe website for support, information and making your own safety plan
- Contact NHS 111
- Make an urgent appointment to see your GP
- Ring 999