Suicide Prevention Day 2018

Suicide Prevention Day is a worldwide raising awareness day organised by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organisation (WHO). This year the event is being held on September 10th.

It is a day dedicated to highlighting how to spot the signs and support someone who is feeling suicidal to prevent suicide. It also helps promote the mental health services available to ensure those in need of support always get the help they need.

Figures from the World Health Organisation show a person dies every 40 seconds by suicide globally and many more make a suicide attempt, which is why campaigns such as Suicide Prevention Day are so important to keep people from believing they cannot get the help they need.

One death by suicide is one too many.

  • In Coventry and Warwickshire, suicide kills more people than traffic accidents.
  • Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45 across the UK.
  • Statistics show that between the years 2005 and 2015, 320 Coventry residents took their own lives.
  • In Warwickshire, 175 people died from suicide between 2013 and 2015.
  • One person in fifteen had made a suicide attempt at some point in their life.

Coventry and Warwickshire Mind events

We will be holding events to mark Suicide Prevention Day on September 10. Come along to find out about the services we offer.

  • Rugby Library, 10am – 1pm

Rugby Wellbeing Hub staff will have a presence in the foyer of Rugby Art Gallery and Museum (by the library entrance) from 10am-1pm on Suicide Prevention Day to promote our services, local mental health services, Five Ways to Wellbeing, and raise awareness about suicide prevention, reducing stigma and starting conversations etc. They will be joined by Kaleidoscope Plus, an organisation which delivers a suicide bereavement support service throughout Warwickshire.

  • Nuneaton Asda, 2pm – 5pm

North Warwickshire Wellbeing Hubs staff will have a stand in the entrance of Asda in Nuneaton to promote Coventry and Warwickshire Mind services, Five Ways to Wellbeing, and raise awareness about suicide prevention to reduce stigma and start conversations.