World Suicide Prevention Day 2017 – Take a minute, Change a Life

10 September is World Suicide Prevention Day. This year’s theme is “Take a minute. Change a life”; it’s about creating a safe space for people to talk about their mental health. This Sunday, take a minute to check in with a loved one or family member, a friend or a colleague to ask them how they are. Offering a gentle word of encouragement, or just making a cuppa and taking time to listen, can make all the difference. 

We will be sharing posts and articles on this important topic via the Helping You Sparkle™ Facebook page all day on Sunday. 

Below is also a list of resources if you or someone you know is struggling:

Samaritans: 116 123 (UK) 

Papyrus: (preventing suicide in young people) 0800 068 41 41

Young Minds:

Combat Stress (UK Veterans Mental Health Charity): 0800 138 1619

Calm Zone (specifically for men):

Mind information leaflets on different types of mental health: including ‘Supporting Someone who Feels Suicidal’

Heads Together’s Tips for Talking: are also videos like:

“Be in your mate’s corner” video by Time to Change is here: 

“Finding the words to ask for help” video by Mind:


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