World Suicide Prevention Suicide Day is on 10 September.
Every year organisations and communities around the world come together to raise awareness of how we can create a world where fewer people die by suicide.
Each year has a different theme and focus, to bring to light a specific aspect of suicide prevention. This year’s theme, which will be the theme until 2023, is ‘Creating Hope Through Action’, which aims to empower people with the confidence to engage with the complexity of ‘hope’.
Governments in the UK and Ireland are being asked to make suicide prevention a priority, and help raise awareness about how we can each support each other better.
On the day we will be asking people to share the things that they do which helps them feel hopeful when they’re going through a difficult time.
- Reaching out for a coffee with my best mate
- Taking a walk in the fields and letting the wind blow everything away
- Go for a run along the seafront
It’s ok to not be ok