World Suicide Prevention Day

  • 9th September 2019
  • News

Every year, we support the campaign to raise awareness of suicide prevention.

What is World Suicide Prevention Day?

Every year organisations and communities around the world come together to raise awareness of how we can create a world where fewer people die by suicide.

Each year has a different theme and focus, to bring to light a specific aspect of suicide prevention.

When Is It? Tuesday 10th September 2019

What Do Murray Hall Do?

We provide a wide range of services and projects to help support mental health. Find out more about the services we provide by clicking HERE.

We will also be raising the awareness of mental health and suicide prevention as part of our Creative Superhero Day on Thursday 10th October 2019 (World Mental Health Day) that will celebrate that everyone can be a superhero for themselves and for others! We’ll be hosting a range of activities at our main centre (The Bridge).

One of our key projects that support suicide prevention is Breaking Silence (funded by BBC Children In Need) which provides personalised Counselling & Creative Therapeutic Support to children, young people and their families affected by self-harm in Sandwell and aims to promote recovery and encourage safe alternative methods for coping.

From April 2019 – August 2019, Breaking Silence received 92 referrals and worked with 52 children and young people suffering from self-harm and/or other psychological or emotional distress. We want to raise more funds so that we can support and impact more people.

Why’s It Important?

In 2018, there were 6,507 suicides registered in the UK. Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy.

And we know that suicide is preventable, it’s not inevitable.

But not being okay is still widely stigmatised. Work with us to help raise awareness of mental health and make an impact to support suicide prevention.