Start a conversation on World Suicide Prevention Day

News: World Suicide Prevention Day

Today (10 September 2021) is World Suicide Prevention Day – an opportunity for organisations and communities to come together to raise awareness of suicide and take action to create a world where fewer people die by suicide. 

Almost everybody will be affected by suicide at some point in their lives. At Oxleas NHS, we aim to inspire confidence and light in all of us; that our actions, no matter how big or small, may provide hope to those who are struggling. 

Our Joint Acting Medical Director and Suicide Prevention Lead, Abi Fadipe, tells us in this short film why it is important, today of all days, to start a conversation about suicide. She said: “Each and every suicide is devastating. Having that conversation, perhaps with a friend, colleague or a relative, could lead to enlightenment, understanding and ultimately hope.” 

Individuals sharing experiences of being bereaved through suicide and how they came to live their ‘new normal’, can help others experiencing suicidal loss make sense of the devastation of suicide and believe they will be able to live through and with the loss. 

You can read and listen to the stories of people with lived experience of suicide via this Suicide Awareness Network

For further information on World Suicide Prevention Day, visit the Rethink website

To get involved and show your support, use hashtags: #WorldSuicidePreventionDay, #WSPD #WSPD2021 Don’t forget to tag @OxleasNHS. 

Support is also available via the Samaritans website and CALM website

You can view our short film below or on our Vimeo Channel.

Published on 10th September 2021