West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership launch new website on World Suicide Prevention Day
This World Suicide Prevention Day (Friday 10 September) West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership launch their new website, a portal dedicated to helping people with suicidal thoughts and those concerned for the mental wellbeing of anyone who lives in West Yorkshire. It provides information about the Leeds and West Yorkshire Suicide bereavement services, offering 1-2-1 and group peer support to anyone who has lost someone to suicide and information about suicide prevention organisations locally, including specialist support for men.
The Partnership and their aim
The West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership is a group of organisations from a wide spectrum of voluntary, NHS and local authorities, including Kirklees Council, who are all working to reduce the suicide death rate in the region by 10%.
The covid-19 pandemic has put a strain on all our lives and suicide does not discriminate – suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background.
In addition to shifting public perception and reducing stigma associated with suicide, the partnership wants to spread hope, information and normalise conversations around mental health. The goal is to ensure that individuals, friends and families have access to the resources and support available in our communities.
World Suicide Prevention Month
Over the next few weeks will be sharing information and support available locally and nationally for anyone who is struggling with their mental health or is concerned about someone they know, simply follow @kirkleescouncil on Facebook and Twitter.
If you need urgent help or are worried about someone else, please contact:
- Samaritans 24-hour service: 116 123
- Childline: 0800 1111
- Papyrus for teenagers and young adults: 0800 068 41 41