World Suicide Prevention Day – A day of hope

10 September 2019  – World Suicide Prevention Day, a day marked annually to raise awareness that suicide is preventable. It aims to foster greater awareness, education and progressive ways on tackling suicide and to challenge the stigma surrounding the tragic subject.

World Suicide Prevention Day is held each year on 10 September, organised by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

It’s an opportunity, to showcase the host of programmes and projects Action Mental Health provides in the area of mental ill health prevention, education, suicide/self-harm prevention and early intervention.

AMH Works provides quality Mental Health training programmes for employers to support healthy, resilient workplaces.  AMH Works also develops the skills and learning required to effectively manage employee mental well-being in the workplace.

AMH MensSana supports all ages in the area of mental health and emotional well-being through a range of activities tailored to suit group needs. AMH MensSana operates across the whole of Northern Ireland.

In partnership with PIPS Hope & Support, AMH MensSana operate the Southern Area Protect Life Resource Service, here to help you regarding suicide and self-harm prevention and mental health promotion.

AMH everyBody aims to promote greater understanding and awareness of eating disorders. We have adopted a recovery approach to provide help and support to people with eating disorders and also to their friends and family. AMH everyBODY, is also part of the Southern Area Protect Life Forum.

Just one of the many programmes promoted by Action Mental Health  – Safetalk will prepare you to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. Find out more on our service pages.

Suicide Prevention Strategy for Northern Ireland Unveiled

On Tuesday10 September the Department of Health unveiled the Protect Life 2 Strategy to reduce rate of suicide in NI by 10%. This long-delayed strategy is welcomed cautiously by Action Mental Health Chief Executive David Babington.

Read BBC’s report here:

Listen to David Babington on Good Morning Ulster

On Tuesday 10 October, AMH’s CEO David Babington spoke on Good Morning Ulster, responding to the unveiling of Protect Life 2 by the Department of Health.

Listen from 2hrs 14min here

AMH’s Southern MensSana Team’s Protect Life Resource Service Campaign

Catch our team on our social media channels or watch them all in one place here

AMH’s Southern MensSana Team is at Tesco Rushmere, Craigavon talking suicide prevention and our Protect Life project

Southern MensSana provides this alongside PIPs


AMH New Horizons Foyle is at the launch of Elephant Talk at Western Health and Social Care Trust


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