World Suicide Prevention Day -Sunday 10 September

8th September 2017

Sunday 10 September is World Suicide Prevention Day and the theme is ‘Take a minute, change a life’.

Grassroots, a local charity, are running a project to reduce male suicide and combat stigma surrounding it. Businesses and organisations in regular contact with potentially distressed men can access free suicide prevention training. So far, courses have been offered to bars, bus companies, sports coaches and tattooists.

Anyone interested in taking up the training should contact Greg Burgess from Grassroots by emailing greg@prevent-suicide.org.uk

Grassroots have also developed an award-winning suicide prevention app called the Stay Alive app. It includes quick access to support helplines, suicide myth-busting and advice on how to protect yourself and others.

A free counselling service is also available in East Sussex to those affected by suicide, personally or through bereavement. For more information call 01273 519108 or email counselling@sussexcommunity.org.uk

People feeling suicidal or affected by suicide can get 24-hour support by calling the Samaritans on 116 123.

 

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