Suicide Prevention Campaign
Let’s come together to raise awareness of World Suicide Prevention Day
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 email@example.com, 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.
We are asking people to show support for suicide prevention, by remembering a loved one and survivors of suicide by putting an image of a candle in their window or play this video near a window at 8pm on 10th September 2020.
We would like every one to come together, take a photo/video of their candle image, of a loved one with a comment and tag St Helens Wellbeing, All images will be added to a collage and used on #WMHD2020 on 10th Oct firstname.lastname@example.org
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.