South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust in collaboration with our partners, Mind in SE London and Thrive LDN, will be holding an event and service of remembrance for World Suicide Prevention Day on 11 September.
Each year, 10 September marks World Suicide Prevention Day. Globally, World Suicide Prevention Day is dedicated to raising awareness and promoting prevention. The key take home message is that suicide is preventable. We aim for this to reach as many people as possible, and spread awareness that support is always available.
At South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, we place great importance on suicide prevention. World Suicide Prevention Day is an opportunity for us to remember those who have been lost to suicide, as well as those have been affected. In collaboration with mental health charity Mind in SE London and public mental health partnership Thrive LDN , we will be hosting an online event and service of remembrance.
This year marks our 5th annual event for World Suicide Prevention Day delivered with Mind in SE London. This event will include speakers from Thrive LDN and the Samaritans, as well as Clinical Director from South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Dr Lade Smith. Our final speaker will share their personal experience of losing a loved one to suicide. There will also be a non-denominational service of remembrance for those lost through suicide, either personally or professionally.
This event will be online and is open to all. We welcome you to join and share this widely. It will be held on Monday 11 September at 10:00am.
You can register for the event and join via this link .
To learn more about World Suicide Prevention Day, more information is available here .
For an opportunity to take action, free online suicide awareness and prevention training and resources are available here . This will give you the opportunity to learn the skills and confidence it takes to have a life-saving conversation with someone you are concerned about.
For those going through a difficult time, or know of anybody else who is struggling, please read our Letter of Hope . Remember, you are not alone.
If you have been affected, help is always available:
- If you are feeling suicidal, or you're worried about someone, visit our crisis support page.
- Samaritans’ helpline is available to contact via 116 123.
- For non-urgent support, Mind’s helpline is available to contact via 0300 123 3393.
- If you have been affected by the loss of someone, help is available from our South East London Suicide Bereavement Service