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World Suicide Prevention Day

Thu, 10/09/2020

World Suicide Prevention Day, 10th September 2020

We can all do our bit no matter how big or small to make a difference

The purpose of World Suicide Prevention Day is to raise awareness around the world that suicide can be prevented. 

Every year, suicide is among the top 20 leading causes of death globally for people of all ages. It is responsible for over 800,000 deaths, which equates to one suicide every 40 seconds.

Risk factors for suicide are complex and varied but evidence suggests that most deaths by suicide are preventable through actions to reduce known risk factors and adopt a preventative approach. 

Furthermore, Covid-19 pandemic has the capacity to exacerbate health inequalities within socially and extremely vulnerable population groups.  

Have a look at an electronic leaflet that links to training and support services.