For World Suicide Prevention Day on 10th September, spend 20-minutes of your time to learn how to spot suicide warning signs and how to have a conversation with someone you’re worried about.
Zero Suicide Alliance provides free online 20-minute suicide awareness training which can help you learn how to have a potentially life-saving conversation. The training is free and available to anyone aged sixteen or over.
If you or someone you know is having a hard time and struggling with their mental health, there are organisations on hand to listen, day or night.
• Call Connection – Dorset’s NHS mental health helpline – NHS 111
• Call Samaritans – on-hand to help, however big or small the problem – 116 123
• Text ‘SHOUT’ to 85258 for confidential support via text message
Huge thanks to our friends at Public Health Dorset for this content – and key partners that we sit alongside and share a common aim to raise suicide awareness and rid the stigma around reaching out for support.
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