World Suicide Prevention Day is an annual awareness-raising event held on 10th September.

Organised by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), the theme this year is about connecting with others and letting people know that it is #ITSOKAYTOTALK.

Did you know?

• Across Coventry and Warwickshire, suicide kills more people than road traffic accidents.

• Office for National Statistics figures show that between 2005 and 2015 some 320 Coventry residents took their own lives, about 32 per year on average.

• The latest figures from Public Health England show that in Warwickshire 175 died by suicide between 2013 and 2015.

• Suicide is the biggest killer of men aged under 45 across the UK.

One suicide is one too many

June's story

June Simkiss is a Coventry and Warwickshire Mind Wellbeing Support Worker whose sister Helen died by suicide.
She received support from the charity following her sister’s death and now works for us to help others, ensuring her loss is not in vain.

Click here to read June’s story.

Lee's story

Lee Watts is a Peer Support Worker for Coventry and Warwickshire Mind who joined the charity following his own attempted suicide and wants to let people know help is at hand.

Click here to read Lee’s story.

One suicide is one too many and Coventry and Warwickshire Mind works to make a difference through the delivery of free support services and by helping people access the right help. We also aim to break down the stigma and encourage people to talk more about mental health.

Coventry and Warwickshire Mind is also a partner in the delivery of the campaign It Takes Balls To Talk which works at sports events across the region to get men in particular talking about their mental health.

Find out how you can get involved here.