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Posted by Fran Russo on 9 September 2021

Suicide Prevention Day 2021

World Suicide Prevention Day - Creating Hope Trough Action

What is World Suicide Prevention Day?

World Suicide Prevention Day is an awareness day observed on 10 September every year, in order to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides.

To mark this mental health awareness day, we would like to raise awareness of where to go for support and advice if you or someone you know are struggling with suicidal thoughts or feelings. 

  • Try speaking to a friend, family member or someone you trust who can help you to find support
  • Call the First Response helpline on 0808 196 3494
  • Contact the Samaritans 24-hour support service on 116 123 or walk in to your local Samaritans branch
  • Make an urgent appointment to see your GP

Find support online:

Adults, parents and carers can find advice here:

If you or your family have been affected by a suicide you can access support from Victim Support, call: 01473 322683, Email: Their national Supportline service is available 24/7 on: 08 08 16 89 111

The video below titled 'How to cope with suicidal thoughts' from Rethink Mental Health Charity provides useful tips that might help if you are struggling.

How can I take part in raising awareness of young suicide prevention?

This year’s theme to mark Suicide Prevention Day is ‘Creating hope through action’.

In support of this Suffolk County Council and Public Health have launched a campaign to collect and sharing expressions of Hope from people in Suffolk and North-East Essex. 

These messages of hope can be in the form of words, pictures or photographs that reflect the message of hope to anyone who is struggling right now with emotional pain, depression, loneliness or loss as a reminder that there is hope out there that things will get better and of others in the community who care who can help offer support.

Send a message of Hope  

This campaign will run for 3 weeks, and your messages will be collated and shared on various websites and through local media.

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