World Suicide Prevention Day

September 8, 2023 Uncategorized

World Suicide Prevention Day

What is World Suicide Prevention Day?

On September 10th, people around the world come together to observe World Suicide Prevention Day. This event serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of mental health and the urgent need to globally reduce suicide numbers.

By breaking the silence surrounding suicide and mental health issues,  and by increasing awareness, we can reduce the stigma associated with this and make it easier for individuals to find help.

One of the key messages of World Suicide Prevention Day is hope, and creating this via  actions is vital.

It is everyone’s responsibility to  be aware of suicide – we can all play a role in reducing  suicide by supporting those around us. Simple acts of kindness, listening without judgment, and offering a shoulder to lean on can make a significant difference to someone struggling with their mental health.

Globally, more than 700,000 people take their own lives  each year, ranking among the leading causes of death worldwide.

Currently in the UK , 200 school children also take their own lives. These sobering figures underline a pressing issue: many individuals, especially among the younger generation, struggle to access the vital mental health interventions they need. Contributing factors  including extensive waiting lists for these essential services, leaving  individuals highly vulnerable  and without the urgent support they require

Cavendish Homecare hosted an afternoon awareness session, where everyone got together to have some sweet treats. The event was also in support of our charity partner, Cruse Bereavement, who provide vital bereavement support for anyone suffering the loss of a loved one.

Cruse Bereavement  Tel 0808 808 1677

Cruse is the UK’s leading bereavement charity, dedicated to providing crucial support to individuals navigating one of life’s most profound and painful challenges: the loss of a loved one. Cruse offers specific services  to guide people through their  grief journey. They have over 4000 trained volunteers, and can specifically  support those struggling with the loss of a loved one that took their own life.

Papyrus – Prevention of Young Suicides  Tel 0800 068 4141

Papyrus also offers significant information for those under 35 years & promotes a schools awareness campaign plus confidential support for anyone with suicidal thoughts.

Both these charities are a valuable source of hope and support for all!


About the Author…

Misha Zemkova

Operations Assistant

As a volunteer at North London Action for the Homeless, Misha stands out for her exceptional ability to connect with people through active listening and meaningful dialogue. With seven years of invaluable experience as a Team Leader and Key Worker for adults with diverse learning disabilities, including cerebral palsy, dementia, Down syndrome, and brain injuries, Misha brings extensive experience and a deep understanding of caring for individuals with unique needs.

Now a pivotal member of the operations team at Cavendish Homecare, Misha actively supports Nurse Managers and the Bookings team in delivering high-quality care. She has demonstrated outstanding commitment to supporting charity partner Cruse Bereavement through events such as the Virtual TCS London Marathon and Light up the Night.

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