World Suicide Prevention Day: 10 September 2020

09 September 2020

Every year on the 10 September, the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) marks a special day to help provide the opportunity for people across the globe to raise awareness of suicide and suicide prevention. 

Over 800,000 people die by suicide annually, representing 1 person every 40 seconds and it is also the leading cause of death in people aged 15-24 in many European countries. 

Please help us to tackle this and direct people to the support that they need. The NHS has a dedicated information page aimed at people with suicidal thoughts and includes key numbers to contact for more support. 

Remember also our local mental health services:  

If anyone has been impacted by suicide, The Support After Suicide Partnership brings together suicide bereavement organisations and people with lived experience, to give practical and emotional support. 

Here are some other things you can do to help: 

World Suicide Prevention Day conference

On 10 September, 3pm-4.15pm, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, along with Thrive LDN and the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health (NCISH) at the University of Manchester, will host a webinar to discuss suicide prevention during COVID-19, making London a zero-suicide city and to remember those lost to suicide, both personally and professionally. Register here.​