In partnership with Together We’re Better, and the Suicide Prevention Strategic Group, we’ve joined forces to promote the Staffordshire-wide #TalkSuicide campaign.

We are leading a Suicide Prevention Community Champions project across Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire. Our aim is to get more people talking about their mental health and overall prevent suicide across the county of Staffordshire, saving lives.

We invite and welcome members of the community to join us in our Community Action Group to respond to local needs and support with both raising awareness and preventing suicide.

How can I get involved?

Community Action Groups run in Stoke-on-Trent, Cannock, Stone, Stafford, Burton, Lichfield, Uttoxeter, and Newcastle-under-Lyme. For more information on these and to get involved, contact Sophie Henaughan: sophie.henaughan@brighter-futures.org.uk.

Community Champions

Community Champions who people that invest their time working within their local community to share messages of hope, signpost into services and identify community needs. Community Champions positively challenge both myths, language and stigma around suicide.

We believe suicide can be prevented through open and direct conversations. We call this approach Real Talk. We want to make it easier for people to talk about suicide and mental health.

Resources

We have a range of suicide prevention resources available including a booklet for those at risk of suicide and people who are worried about someone with advise on how to access support. These resources can be made available to anyone in the local community and organisations across Staffordshire.

For more information or to request any literature please contact Sophie Henaughan via phone 07425781931 or email sophie.henaughan@brighter-futures.org.uk.