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Families Rutland Information Service

Start a Conversation, suicide is preventable.

The impact of suicide can affect everyone in the community. Every life lost to suicide matters and represents someone's child, partner, parent, friend or co-worker. Across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland everyone can make a contribution to prevent suicide.

Start a Conversation is a suicide prevention campaign that aims to build a community that is committed to the mental health and wellbeing of its residents. A non-judging environment where care and support is available to those in distress or those bereaved or affected by suicide. Through a raised awareness and open and honest conversations about suicide we believe that every person has the potential to make a difference and save a life.

Our aim

Our campaign aims to make it okay to start a conversation about suicide and we want to:

  • remove the stigma and myths that surround suicide
  • make sure people in distress have access to the help, advice and support they need
  • provide help, advice and support to those who have been bereaved or affected by suicide
  • provide information and advice on ways to improve mental health and wellbeing
  • raise awareness of suicide across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

Who to contact

Contact Name
Public Health Department
Telephone
0116 305 0705
E-mail
phpool@leics.gov.uk
Website
https://www.startaconversation.co.uk/

This page was last updated on: 11/09/2018

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