World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day is hosted on 10 September each year by the International Association for Suicide Prevention and provides the opportunity for people, across the globe, to raise awareness of suicide and suicide prevention.

Suicide is the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the country, but suicides among teenage girls and young women have almost doubled in recent years.

The theme for World Suicide Day 2021, as set by the International Association for Suicide Prevention is ‘creating hope through action’.

Our message this year is clear – we’re asking you to create hope through action by learning more about how you can support someone in your life who may be experiencing suicidal thoughts or at risk of suicide.

Turn hope into action

Learn more about suicide

Are you looking to learn more about suicide? Our information page provides a thorough overview of suicide, highlights the facts and common misconceptions that surround it, and signposts to support and educational resources available to support people affected by suicide.

Support colleagues in your workplace

Suicide rates among construction workers in the UK are over three times the national average. We’ve worked tirelessly with organisations in this industry to address this. On Friday 24 September, we’re hosting a webinar on with our partners at the Builders Merchants Federation to promote the importance of suicide prevention and to give greater confidence to people on how to talk about the issue in any type of workplace.

Hear what it’s like to be affected by suicide

Thousands of people in the UK die by suicide every year. Each life lost by suicide is preventable. Gigi shares her experience of depression, anxiety and suicidal feelings. Her story shows how picking up the phone to speak to loved ones and asking for help can be a lifeline.