News! World Suicide Prevention Day

It's World Suicide Prevention Day on Saturday 10 September 2016 and we're highlighting the support services people can access.

86 people took their lives in Derbyshire in 2014 and we're working to make sure more people are made awayre of the services available.

A key priority is to provide support for mental health issues and work is being carried out to reduce the number of preventable deaths in Derbyshire.

Derbyshire County Council lead a city and countywise suicide prevention group as well as funding suicide prevention training delivered by Rural Action Derbyshire which is offered to employees in organisations which work with the public.

The training not only raises awareness of the issues around suicide prevention, but also gives people the skills and confidence to support others and take action when needed.

Residents experiencing mental ill health, emotional distress or are worried about someone they know can contact the following:

This year Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust is organising an event at the iPro Stadium in Derby on Suicide Prevention Day. The aim of the event is to:

  • raise awareness of suicide and its impact
  • contribute to fighting stigma around mental health issues and suicide
  • reach out to people who may not be known to services
  • signpost people to sources of help and support

Everyone is welcome to meet up outside the Club shop (next to Greggs) around 3pm and learn more about local support services before Derby County's football match against Newcastle United.