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) http://Samaritans.org 

Papyrus: (preventing suicide in young people) 0800 068 41 41 https://www.papyrus-uk.org/help-advice

Young Minds: http://youngminds.org.uk

Combat Stress (UK Veterans Mental Health Charity): http://combatstress.org.uk 0800 138 1619

Calm Zone (specifically for men): https://www.thecalmzone.net/help/get-help/

Mind information leaflets on different types of mental health: http://mind.org.uk including ‘Supporting Someone who Feels Suicidal’ https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/helping-someone-else/supporting-someone-who-feels-suicidal/#.WbGnHkHTWaM

Heads Together’s Tips for Talking: http://headstogether.org.uk/tipsfortalkingThere are also videos like:

“Be in your mate’s corner” video by Time to Change is here: https://youtu.be/3l8LpDitZvY 

“Finding the words to ask for help” video by Mind: https://youtu.be/Dqb-n_L5hIA

About Delphi Ellis

Qualified Counsellor, Mental Health and Well-Being Trainer, and Mindfulness Practitioner. Creator of Monday Mojo™. Talks 'Lady Business', raising awareness of factors which predominantly affect Women's Mental Health like pregnancy and domestic abuse. Helping to improve the global conversation, and bring an end to stigma and shaming. Dream Explorer as seen on the telly. Avid tea drinker.

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