Most suicides are preventable. You can help. Please make the STOP Suicide Pledge.
This campaign started life as an NHS England-funded pilot and is now continuing via other funding streams. It is being led by the charities Mind in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough & Fenland Mind and Lifecraft, supported by local NHS and Public Health teams.
It will involve general awareness raising about suicide, specialist training for non-mental health professionals working / volunteering within our communities and a public campaign to encourage sign up to the STOP Suicide Pledge for organisations and individuals.
Suicide is everybody’s business. Please work with us to make Cambridgeshire and Peterborough a suicide-safer community.
Not everyone who thinks about suicide will tell someone and there are some people who give no indication at all of their intention. However, there are warning signs that we can all look out for. These include, if a person is:
- Talking or writing about death, dying or suicide.
- Actively looking for ways to kill themselves.
- Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live.
- Talking about being a burden to others.
- Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain.
- Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs.
- Suddenly very much ‘recovered’ after a period of depression.
- Visiting or calling people unexpectedly to say goodbye either directly or indirectly.
- Making arrangements; setting their affairs in order.
- Giving things away, such as prized possession
We are looking for an army of Campaign Makers to help us spread the STOP Suicide message. All you need to do is help us distribute posters and resources within your local community. If you’re interested please email us.
“I decided to become a Campaign Maker as I have an interest in mental health and suicide prevention. For me, mental health has been neglected and marginalised in health policy and practice for decades. Raising awareness of the issues surrounding suicide and mental health, I believe, will help bring the attention and investment required to start reducing stigma around the problems faced by many people in our society.”
Steven Martin, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine
0808 808 2121 (Freephone) 7pm – 11pm every night
CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)
A charity dedicated to preventing male suicides
0800 58 58 58 (5pm – midnight every day)
07537 404717 (SMS)