World Suicide Prevention Day is an awareness day observed on 10 September every year, in order to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides, with various activities around the world since 2003.

In the UK, men are three times as likely to die by suicide than women. In the Republic of Ireland, the rate is four times higher among men than women.  While there has been a reduction in the number of people completing suicide over the last ten years, the numbers are still worryingly high.  World Suicide Prevention Day aims to start the conversation about suicide and to show that recovery is possible. 

To mark World Suicide Prevention Day, the North West London Suicide Prevention Programme is hosting a free event discussing the barriers faced by people bereaved by suicide. To book, please register via our Event Bright page.

Also during this week, our Mental Health Training team will also be running our suicide awareness training. For more details, please visit our suicide awareness training page.

If you have been affected by suicide and would like to support WSPD, please visit our share your story page

 

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