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Rutland County Council will support World Suicide Prevention Day

Date Published: 01 September 2022
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Rutland County Council will support World Suicide Prevention Day, the international campaign which aims to start a conversation around suicide.

The campaign, which is held every year on 10 September and is led by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), raises awareness of suicide and advises us on ways in which we can all help towards preventing this tragic event. 

This year’s theme is ‘Creating Hope Through Action’, which aims to empower people with the confidence to engage with the complexity of ‘hope’.

“Rutland County Council stands with the International Association for Suicide Prevention. By encouraging understanding, reaching out, and sharing experiences, we want to give people the confidence to support themselves and others. We fully support this annual campaign, and I am confident that together, we can take steps towards putting an end to tragic deaths through suicide.” Cllr Samantha Harvey, Portfolio holder for Health, Wellbeing and Adult Care

For more information on World Suicide Prevention Day and the Association for Suicide Prevention’s mission, please visit their website: www.iasp.info 

If you or anyone you know is struggling with mental health, the Start a Conversation organisation is committed to building a community that supports the mental health and wellbeing of people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Find out more about Start a Conversation by visiting their website.

Samaritans is a national organisation open to anyone struggling with thoughts of suicide 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can get in touch with Samaritans by calling 116 123. For other ways you can get in contact, please visit the Samaritans website. 

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