Building Hope on World Suicide Prevention Day

Every year, across the UK, thousands of people take their own life and at Wellworking we are doing our small bit to help people who are struggling, get some support.

In just under a month’s time, a number of our staff are running or walking either a half or full marathon to raise much needed funds for our Charity of the Year, Samaritans.

Samaritans aim to provide a listening ear 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and every day they respond to around 10,000 calls for help.

Today (10th September) is World Suicide Prevention Day when a group of organisations, including Samaritans, work together to raise awareness of the sad fact that 1.3% of all deaths across the world are from suicide, according to the latest World Health Organisation figures from 2019. That’s one life every 40 seconds.

1.3% of all deaths across the world are from suicide. That’s one life every 40 seconds.

World Health Organisation

The upheaval, worry and stress of the pandemic over the last 18 months has led to even more people needing support with their mental health.

The theme of this year’s awareness day is ‘Creating Hope Through Action’ and by taking up this challenge we can make a difference in someone’s life.

It costs Samaritans £5 to answer a call that could save someone’s life. We’ve set a target of raising £1000, that’s 200 calls from people struggling to cope or who are at crisis point.

If you are able to help us reach our target on this very appropriate day, then you can add to our total on our JustGiving page.

Your donation, however small, will really help encourage our walkers and runners in their final month of training, but more importantly, it could help save someone’s life.

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