This year the message is to ‘Connect. Communicate. Care.’
Washington Mind, working closely with our local Fire Service (TWFRS) are attending a breakfast at Washington Fire Station Headquarters to promote the message that talking about suicide and suicidal thoughts is a positive step to seeking appropriate and timely support. The Fire Station staff have made a donation, showing their support and with this we will be providing yellow ribbons; the symbol of World Suicide Prevention Day and will also provide a candle with the message “Light a candle near a window at 8pm to show your support for Suicide Prevention to remember a lost loved one and for the survivors of suicide.”
Following on from the breakfast, 15 members of staff are attending the Washington Mind A LIFE Worth Living Suicides Prevention training, which on this occasion has been funded by The Matt Palmer Trust. This community approach continues to challenge and change attitudes and stigma to suicide.