World Suicide Prevention Day 10th September 2020

10 September 2020

World Suicide Prevention Day 10th September 2020

Working together to prevent suicide: Take a Minute

World Suicide Prevention Day provides and opportunity for people to raise awareness of suicide and suicide prevention.

Taking a minute to reach out to someone - a family member, friend, colleague or even a stranger - could change the course of another's life.

  • Take a minute to notice what is going on with you, your family, your friends and your colleagues
  • Take a minute to reach out and start a conversation if you notice something is different
  • Take a minute to find out what help is available for both you and others

Take 5 to Save Lives

This campaign encourages everyone to take 5 minutes out of their day and complete five action items:

1. Learn the warning signs

2. Do your part

3. Practise self-care

4. Reach out

5. Spread the word

Take 5 to Save Lives, click here for their website

Light a candle near a window at 8pm to show your support for suicide prevention, to remember a lost loved one, and for the survivors of suicide (please take care with candles and do not leave them lit unattended)