Reach out. Speak up
Dudley’s Suicide Prevention Partnership, championed by the Dudley Health and Wellbeing Board, is here to help change the public perception of suicide and to encourage those affected to reach out. Our aims are to:
- Improve suicide awareness
- Provide support for anyone who is searching for it
- Encourage those affected by suicide to reach out and speak up
Improve suicide awareness
Suicide presents a real threat to our communities, with as many as 1 in 4 experiencing suicidal thoughts at some point in their lives. Although it affects so many lives, the conversations our society has about suicide are still rife with stigma. We want to change this.
We want to make our community more aware and understanding of suicide, so that those affected can feel more comfortable about reaching out and speaking up.
Provide support for anyone who is searching for it
Suicide support means more than providing a helpline. Whether you’re concerned for a friend, for yourself, or have been bereaved by suicide, our resources and partners can help you reach out to the people around you or direct you to support groups.
Encourage those affected to reach out and speak up
Living with suicidal thoughts, or being bereaved by suicide can be overwhelming, making it seem impossible to look to the future. But you’re not alone.
We want people to know that it’s OK not to be OK, and that talking about how you feel is the first step to regaining control.