September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day 2021.

The factors and causes that lead to suicide are complex and many. No single approach works for everyone. What we do know is that there are certain factors and life events that may make someone more vulnerable to suicide and mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression can also be a contributing factor.  The COVID-19 Pandemic has contributed to increased feelings of isolation and vulnerability. By creating hope through action, we can signal to people experiencing suicidal thoughts that there is hope and that we care and want to support them.

‘Creating Hope Through Action’ is a reminder that there is an alternative to suicide and aims to inspire confidence and light in all of us; that our actions, no matter how big or small, may provide hope to those who are struggling. Preventing suicide is often possible and you are a key player in its prevention. Through action, you can make a difference to someone in their darkest moments – as a member of society, as a child, as a parent, as a friend, as a colleague or as a neighbour. We can all play a role in supporting those experiencing a suicidal crisis or those bereaved by suicide.

Our information and support helpline is open every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 am – 4 pm. https://lancslgbt.org.uk/information-support-health-line/.

CLICK HERE to read about the MindOut service for LGBT people, which offers online support most evenings and also Sundays 2pm-4pm.

And CLICK HERE to read about MindLine Trans+