World Suicide Prevention Day: How to help
World Suicide Prevention Day (10 September) is a day we at Mind in Bradford are using to raise awareness on mental health and the support available to you.
You can make a difference to someone in their darkest moments – as a member of society, as a child, as a parent, as a friend, as a colleague or as a neighbour. We can all play a role in supporting those experiencing a suicidal crisis or those bereaved by suicide.
Here are 5 quick ways you can get involved in your community.
5 ways to get involved this World Suicide Prevention Day
1. Share our socials and webpage
Mind in Bradford is dedicated to sharing resources on how to better our mental health from dealing with financial stresses to five-tips to managing anxiety and even an interview with the mayor of Keighley, Luke Maunsell, where he recounts his mental health journey.
All our information and tips are also posted on social media, follow them to receive daily reminders on the ways we’re here to support you.
Why not share our webpage and socials with your colleagues, friends and loved ones who may need to know there is support available to them?
2. Join our free assembly
Research shows that the younger an individual is when equipped with mental health awareness, the less likely they are to struggle later in life.
We’d like to help you lead the conversation around mental health and suicide prevention in your school, and ensure that your pupils know how to look after themselves and each other.
Beth, from our children and young people’s service Know Your Mind, will be holding an assembly for children and young people in the week leading up to World Suicide Prevention Day. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified when it goes live.
I feel better getting things out of my head.
Know Your Mind Client
3. Raise money with 600 Mile September
Can you go the distance for better mental health?
Go one step further for better mental health by taking on our fundraising challenge, 600 Mile September.
Gather your team of family, friends or colleagues, complete 600 miles between you during September and help us to change lives across Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven.
Are you a business? Here’s your bonus:
If you raise £1,000 we’ll deliver a free Stress Awareness Online Workshop for the full team!
Mind in Bradford is such a great cause and the challenge itself is already promoting better mental health among employees, encouraging people to get away from their desks and motivating them to do more exercise
Broughton Group, supporters
4. Visit us at a pop-up stall
* Both events postponed. UPDATED 9th September*
Mind in Bradford pop-up stall @ The Broadway
* Postponed *
Come down to the Broadway Shopping Centre to chat with out friendly volunteers! They’ll be providing the public with information on the services we offer and the ways we provide support.
Care Trust Suicide Awareness Event @ Kala Sangam
* Postponed *
Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust is hosting an awareness event. Five key speakers will talk about their personal experience of suicide. Voluntary partners and support services information stalls will also be on hand to signpost to services and raise awareness of how to support those in crisis.
5. Donate to Mind in Bradford
Strapped for time but want to make a difference?
Donate straight to our website, just £5 could cover the costs of a 15 minute call to our confidential helpline, Guide-Line.
Posted on: 31st August 2022