Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Campaign

Let’s come together to:

-        Raise awareness of Mental Health & Suicide;

-        Ask if someone is feeling suicidal;

-        Know where to go or signpost to for support.

St Helens Wellbeing Service have put together a month long campaign, from the 10th September for World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) to World Mental Health Day (WMHD) on 10th October.

St Helens Wellbeing Serivce has also put together 2 event calenders,  September event calendar  and October event calendar.  These have a choice of training sessions for all professionals and the community, as well as highlighting how important it is to talk about mental health and suicide.

We will be delivering online (Microsoft Teams) Suicide Prevention and also 5 Ways to Wellbeing training to share ways to keep ourselves well.  Booking is essential: email chcp.sthelens@nhs.net, phone 01744 371111 or online at www.sthelenswellbeing.org.uk/contacts/new

Due to COVID-19, our campaign can’t be face-to-face. We are therefore running this on our Facebook and Twitter. Look out for our social media messages and for links and videos to support those who are feeling suicidal

At Midday on 9th October, please support World Suicide Prevention Day & World Mental Health Day with a 2 minute silence for those lost to suicide and those affected by mental ill health, including during COVID-19.

Time to Change are also relaunching their  Ask twice campaign

  • World Suicide Prevention Day (10th Sept): This year's theme is ‘Working Together to Prevent Suicide’   #WSPD2020
  • World Mental Health Day (10th Oct): This years theme is Mental Health for All.  Greater Investment – Greater Access.  Everyone, everywhere’  #WMHD2020

Let’s get people to talk about mental health and suicide so that #Itsokaytotalk about how we’re feeling and it’s #OK2ASK how they are feeling.  If you’re not sure someone is OK remember, it’s OK to #AskTwice to make sure.

To find more local and national support Click Here

If an adult or child is experiencing severe mental distress you can make an emergency appointment with their GP or go to A&E.  If you are worried someone is at risk of harming themselves or others call 999.

North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS trust 24/7 Crisis Line free to call from both landline and mobile, (service is available for all ages incl. Children and Young people) 0800 051 1508 for people living in Halton, Knowsley, St Helens and Warrington, for people living in Wigan call 0800 051 3253.