We’re lighting our offices green on Saturday 11 December as part of a campaign to get people to talk about preventing suicide.
Creating hope through light is part of the #LetsTalkAboutSuicideEssex campaign. It’s aimed at reducing the stigma around talking about suicide and encourages people to take the free online suicide prevention training, as well as highlight the other mental health resources.
See. Say. Signpost.
The training focuses on 3 key elements:
- See – See the problem – Spot signs in people experiencing suicidal thoughts
- Say – Say the words – Feel comfortable speaking out about suicide in a supportive manner
- Signpost – Signpost to support – Signpost individuals to the correct services or support
Free online suicide prevention training
The free online suicide prevention training gives people the knowledge and confidence to talk to someone who might be at risk of or thinking about suicide.
We’re joining Brentwood town Hall, Essex County Cricket Ground, Saffron Walden castle and many other buildings across the county by turning green.
Suicide is a preventable and avoidable death
Helen Kane, Chairman of Epping Forest District Council said:
In Essex alone, in 2019, 111 people took their own life. Suicide is in fact the leading cause of death in the United Kingdom in men under 50.
Suicide is a preventable and avoidable death, and we believe everyone should know how to talk and support someone who is having suicidal thoughts. By taking part in this campaign we hope, in a small way, that we can do our bit in raising awareness in our community.
If you would like to find out how to get involved visit letstalkaboutsuicideessex.co.uk for more information.
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