Observed on 10 September every year, World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) provides the opportunity for people, across the globe, to raise awareness of suicide and suicide prevention. Take a look at some of the ways World Suicide Prevention Day is being supported in Morecambe Bay and how you can support the campaign.
40 second silence at 11:40 World Suicide Prevention Day
Every 40 seconds, someone dies by suicide. We are encouraging people to take part in a 40 second silence at 11.40.
Light a Candle at 8pm on World Suicide Prevention Day
Light a candle, near a window, on World Suicide Prevention Day, 10 September at 8pm, in support of suicide prevention, to remember a loved one lost to suicide and for the survivors of suicide.
Zero Suicide Alliance online training module
Help prevent suicide, take the Zero Suicide Alliance online training - it only takes 20 minutes and could save a life. Access the free training here: zerosuicidealliance.com/training
The suicide awareness training aims to give you the skills and confidence to help someone who may be considering suicide. It focuses on breaking stigma and encouraging open conversations and the online module can be taken at any time.
Every Life Matters live online training - 10 September
Suicide Prevention is everyone's business, and Every Life Matters want to train 100 people in across Cumbria on the 10th September in Suicide Awareness.
This is a 60 minute free online course delivered on Zoom and is for anyone in Cumbria who has an interest in learning more about suicide and gaining life saving skills and knowledge. The session includes myths and facts surrounding suicide, how to understand the signs someone may be at risk, how to talk comfortably and directly about suicide, how we can provide practical help, and the range of services and support that are available to someone having thoughts of suicide.
Book a place now.
If you can't attend on 10 September, other dates are available.