Action Mental Health on the 10th of September joins the annual World Suicide Prevention Day campaign.
This year focuses on the message of ‘Creating Hope Through Action’. In Northern Ireland, too many lives are lost to suicide each year. The aim of World Suicide Prevention Day is to raise awareness that suicide is preventable, improve education, and spread information about suicide awareness.
How we’re Creating Hope Through Action
Our AMH MensSana team, alongside our partners at PIPS Newry & Mourne, delivers the Your Protect Life Resource Service in the Southern Area and is here to help you regarding suicide and self-harm prevention and mental health promotion. We provide an outreach community development service with a particular focus on promoting positive mental health and the prevention of suicide and self-harm through community development approaches.
Action Mental Health New Life Counselling provides high-quality counselling services and is part of Action Mental Health. AMH New Life Counselling is committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing needs of its clients through the provision of counselling, providing friendly and professional counselling services for children, young people, adults, and families.
Our AMH Works service also provides specialised mental wellbeing training and consultancy to tackle workplace mental ill-health through a range of programmes, including safeTALK Suicide Prevention Training and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST).
Help us provide a message of hope by lighting a candle at 8pm
We would like to invite you to join with us this year in lighting a candle at 8pm on World Suicide Prevention Day.
Light is a symbol of hope and in this simple act we are reminded that there is hope. Hope for those bereaved, hope for those who are struggling with thoughts of suicide and hope for those are caring for others with suicidal thoughts.
This could be an as act of remembrance for your loved one, an acknowledgement of your grief and loss or a message of support for others.
If you are joining us please tag our social media in any photo or alternatively send us a picture of your candle as a sign that you are standing with us in taking action against suicide.
We have also created this short guide for coping with the loss of a loved one has died by suicide. Help is available. Download our bereavement guide here.
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