Acting Together to Prevent Suicide
Acting Together to Prevent Suicide Campaign
In September 2021 we launched our Acting Together to Prevent Suicide campaign in partnership with Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care Trust. The campaign is fronted by Delicious Orie – a GB boxer with roots in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
Our vision for Herefordshire and Worcestershire is that no person should feel ashamed or must sit alone with their thoughts of suicide. Everyone in this situation should know that they are not alone, and that suicide is not their only option.
The campaign is fronted by Delicious Orie – a GB boxer with roots in Herefordshire and Worcestershire (pictured to the right)
Are you thinking about suicide?
"Your toughest opponent is the one between your ears"
Don’t struggle alone, talking can help
Struggling to cope? Call the Urgent Mental Health helpline: 0808 196 9127
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Workplace Programme of Activity
In March 2022 we launched the first stage of our workplace programme of activity across Herefordshire and Worcestershire. The scheme encourages and supports employers and employees to raise awareness about suicide prevention, advises around procedures and creates opportunities for early intervention in the workplace.
- Reducing stigma around mental health in the workplace and promote help seeking behaviour
- Increasing awareness of support available, specifically within high-risk industries
- Embedding suicide prevention within company culture
- Increasing the number of suicide prevention conversations at work
- Promoting the use of tools and resources to help maintain good emotional wellbeing
Orange Button Community Scheme
If you are having thoughts of suicide, or are worried about a friend or family member, you can talk to someone wearing an orange button.
They've had the training to help you
If you’re struggling to cope contact the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Urgent Mental Health Helpline:
Our programme has been developed with the most vulnerable people and places in mind to tackle these inequalities. Everyone experiencing suicidal thoughts, no matter what their background or situation, should be empowered and able to access appropriate help and support.