World Suicide Prevention Day follow up…

By 14th September 2015Articles, Events, News, Press coverage

World Suicide Prevention Day last Thursday 10 September proved a success!

As well as Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH), aka Addenbrookes, signing the Organisational Pledge – Cambridge News coverage here – we had information stands at both Cambridge ASDA and in Peterborough, joined by several of our Campaign Makers throughout the day.

On top of this, we ran a one hour briefing session at the Cambridge University Clinical School, at which there was a screening of a very powerful film created by London-based actor Alex Theo, who also spoke at the session. Watch Alex introducing his film.

Here is also a link to the film which focuses on the subject of bereavement by suicide. Please be aware that this film could be triggering for some, particularly those who have had personal experience around suicide.

As a result of all the activity on this day, the campaign received 56 Personal Pledges and inspired over 70 conversations around mental health and suicide.

Have you pledged yet? Most suicides are preventable. You can help. Pledge now.