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World Suicide Prevention Day 2021: Friday 10th September

Friday 10th September 2021 marks World Suicide Prevention Day. This is an opportunity to raise awareness and to reduce the stigma around mental health and suicide prevention.

The theme is Creating Hope Through Action

What can you do?

We can all play a role, at individual, group and organisation level.

The National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA) has created a toolkit for anyone to use World Suicide Prevention Day (nspa.org.uk)

  • You can play your part on 10th September by promoting the hashtag #WSPD and the handle @NSPA_UK across social media.
  • Please ask your communications and media teams to retweet, reshare and support
  • Get your organisation to sign up to be a member of the NSPA Get involved – NSPA

What’s going on in Derbyshire?

Football Matches

We have volunteers raising awareness with fans at local football matches.

  • Belper Town v Ilkeston Town on 30th August. Over 900 fans were engaged, with over 600 leaflets handed out
  • Chesterfield v Bromley on 4th September. Over 5000 fans were engaged, with over 4000 leaflets handed out.
  • On Saturday 11th September volunteers will be at both Alfreton Town v AFC Telford and Matlock Town v Stalybridge Celtic and on Saturday 18th September at Sheffield FC v Stockton.
  • Derby County FC and Chesterfield FC have developed short videos to raise awareness. 

Jennifer Niven Webinar

  • A webinar led by All the Bright Places author Jennifer Niven has been agreed for 10th Sept.
  • All the Bright Places is a bestselling novel and film for younger adults
  • Details are being finalised to promote

Derby City

  • A stand at Derby Bus Station on 10th September
  • The Council House in Derby will be turned blue
  • Camerados Public Living Room 10am-3pm on 10th September at Staywell Derby (see attached flyer)
  • A stand at Derby Train Station and near the Pride Park Stadium ahead of the match v Stoke City on 18th September

Key Support Available

If you, or someone you know, are feeling suicidal, there are several things that you can do:

  • speak to a friend, family member or someone you trust
  • call the Samaritans 24-hour support service on 116 123
  • call the Derbyshire 24/7 support line on 0800 028 0077
  • go to your nearest accident and emergency (A&E) department and tell the staff how you are feeling
  • contact NHS 111
  • make an urgent appointment to see your GP

Mentell offer peer support for men aged 18 and over in Derbyshire. You can find out more about the support on offer at www.mentell.org.uk

A range of free apps are available to support wellbeing and suicide prevention. Search and download health and wellbeing apps online at derbyshire.orcha.co.uk

If you have been affected by a death by suicide, then bereavement support is available in Derbyshire through The Tomorrow Project and Survivors of Bereavement By Suicide (SOBS) Derby & Derbyshire – suicide bereavement support

Derbyshire Website other information around support and advice around suicide prevention can be found here www.derbyandderbyshireemotionalhealthandwellbeing.uk/suicide-prevention

Coming up in October is ThinkFest! 2021, the first festival in Derbyshire to get people thinking and talking about their mental health ThinkFest! 2021 Tickets, Fri 22 Oct 2021 at 15:00 | Eventbrite

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