SuicideTALK at the Budleigh Community Hub

19th November 2019

Mental health is something we all have and centralises around how we think, feel and behave. In recent years there has been a prevalent increase in mental health awareness and exploration into the many different types of mental illness.

However, with an increasing number of registered suicides each year, it is evident there are still more conversations to be had surrounding mental health. Last year alone there were 6,507 suicides registered in the UK, which is significantly higher than that in 2017**.

Today from 2:30pm until 4:00pm and again from 6:00pm until 7:30pm, Budleigh Community Hub is offering a free ninety-minute suicide awareness session which will help guests understand the issue of suicide and how they can help prevent it within their communities.

SuicideTALK is suitable for anyone over the age of fifteen years and is facilitated by the not-for-profit community interest company, Action to Prevent Suicide. This organisation is based in Totnes and provides training, advice, collaboration and guidance to help reduce suicide in the local community.

Focusing primarily around the question, “Should we talk about suicide?”, today’s talk will debunk common myths around suicide, explore why communities should talk about this issue, and learn how to understand how someone might be feeling and what you can do to help them.

The Budleigh Community Hub would like to welcome all participants — regardless of prior training or experience — to come along to the talk and take the first step in creating suicide safer communities.

Gilbert Stephens Solicitors are proud to be supporters of this initiative.


**Statistics from Office for National Statistics.