For help and support call us on 03450 138 208 or email: admin@ncompassnorthwest.co.uk

Charity registration number: 1128809

World Suicide Prevention Day 2016

More communication and knowledge of suicide is vital to help prevent further deaths. Currently, it’s estimated that over 800,000 people die by suicide each year. Increasing our overall awareness of suicide will allow entire communities to band together and prevent deaths. Addressing depression in children and adults is imperative for helping improve mental health.

Suicide is much higher in males than females, which can be attributed to a number of reasons, such as the decline of traditional male gender roles, masculinity, challenges in mid-life, and limiting outpours of emotions. Encouraging more conversation surrounding suicide, especially for men, could help build stronger relationships and help with mental health issues. A specific campaign has been created targeting men: #ITSOKAYTOTALK

There are a number of statistics that help understand how suicide affects people in the UK alone:

  • - In 2014, on average, 16.8 men per 100,000 committed suicide
  • - In 2014, on average, 5.2 women per 100,000 committed suicide
  • - The age group with the highest suicide rate is 45-59 years old

That’s why World Suicide Prevention Day is so important for bringing more knowledge and understanding to everyone in your community and throughout the country. Show your support for World Suicide Prevention Day by sharing this article or visiting any of the below websites:

Samaritans

NSPA

If you need any help, contact n-compass today for more information.

Sources:

Samaritans #ITSOKAYTOTALK | Samaritans - Men & Suicide |IASP


Testimonials

Speech bubble icon

n-compass provides excellent patient focused Advocacy and respects the patient’s rights and views.”

St. Helens Professional

Speech bubble icon

"Thank you so much, this has given me so much confidence and I feel now that I will get the sort of treatment I need, in the way I need it to be."

Fylde Service User

Speech bubble icon

"Thank you for your support... I now feel strong enough to make my own decisions and my aim is to continue to act independently with other areas of my life."

Lancaster Service User

Speech bubble icon

"Your input was superb, exactly what I needed; an independent person to help me to question and comment and move things forward."

Blackburn with Darwen Service User

  • Best Not for Profit 2019
  • ISOQAR
  • Best Company 2019
  • Best Not for Profit 2019
  • Advocacy QPM
  • Living Wage Employer
  • Advocacy QPM, May 2019 to April 2022
  • PRIDE
  • Investor in People Silver
  • Investing in Volunteers