World Suicide Prevention Day

Salford Carers is supporting START and Salford CCG to mark World Suicide Prevention Day on the 10th September. We understand that anyone can be affected by suicide but for many carers, especially those supporting someone with a serious mental health problem this can be constant fear. 

START and Salford CCG will have 109 yellow flags flying across Salford, one for each life lost to suicide over the last 5 years.

Each flag will carry the Start to End suicide ribbon entwined hands and a personal dedication will run down the seam of the flag written by the families and friends of those lost to suicide.

The flags will be carried by representatives from organisations across Salford. They will form a procession to mark the beginning of World Suicide Prevention Day Vigil of Remembrance at Lowry Plaza, 6.30pm, Monday, 10th September. This will be a highly visible statement to the scale of lives being lost to suicide in Salford.

START and Salford CCG would like to invite a representative from your organisation to join the procession by carrying a flag and flying it at your offices for the World Suicide Prevention Week, to show your support of those that have lost loved ones to suicide and to START to end suicide. 

If you would like to join START and Salford CCG in turning Salford yellow though joining the procession or flying a flag please contact Dennis Baldwin on dennis.baldwin@startinspiringminds.org.uk or 0161 351 6021 

 

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