Spreading hope on suicide prevention day

Covid-19 has now had a far reaching impact on people right across the worlReach out.pngd and it’s important during this time to take care of your mind as well as your body.

Everyone will be reacting in their own way. You might be feeling frustrated or lonely. Concerned about your finances, your health or relatives. And you might be feeling down, worried or anxious. It is OK to feel like this.

These are normal reactions to uncertainty and to challenging events.

There are lots of resources and help out there for those who feel like they need some support, we have rounded some up below along with some training so we can all spread a little more hope.

The police in Cumbria are hosting a Suicide awareness surgery at 7pm to 9pm on the 10th September, which you can find out more about here.



Suicide Prevention is everyone’s business and if you would like to help please take 20 minute out of your day to complete this free e-learning training developed by the Zero Suicide Alliance, “Suicide – let’s Talk” by following this link: www.zerosuicidealliance.com/training/

If you have a 60 minutes spare, there is also a free online course delivered on Zoom and is for anyone in Cumbria who has an interest in learning more about suicide and gaining life saving skills and knowledge. The session includes myths and facts surrounding suicide, how to understand the signs someone may be at risk, how to talk comfortably and directly about suicide, how we can provide practical help, and the range of services and support that are available to someone having thoughts of suicide.

You can book a place on this course by following this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/every-life-matters-19933502566


Available Help

Every Life Matters www.every-life-matters.org.uk/

Samaritans – 116 123 | jo@samaritans.org

Calm offers anonymous and confidential helpline and webchat, open 5pm until midnight every day 0800 58 58 58 | www.thecalmzone.net

Call NHS 111 or visit 111.nhs.uk if you urgently need help or advice but it’s not a life threatening situation