Last photo exhibition developed for World Suicide Prevention Day – Destination Chesterfield

By Dom Stevens

A new community exhibit called The Last Photo will be up in Chesterfield for World Suicide Prevention Day.

This impactful exhibition will share lived stories around mental health and suicide in a safe and supportive space. The event will also highlight the power of art and creativity to support people’s mental health and showcase the wonderful work of our community mental health sector.

The Last Photo is organized by the Derbyshire Voluntary Action Mental Health Liaison Service and the Georgia Bird Foundation in conjunction with SoBS Chesterfield, The Tomorrow Project, Mentell, Kakou and a number of volunteers.

Inspired by CALM’s last photo exhibition in London, which saw the display of people’s last photos before they took their own lives. The CALM event raised so many important questions about how suicide doesn’t always look suicidal and how we can spot the signs that people may be in trouble.

The Community Expo will run from September 5 until World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10.e September from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Derbyshire Voluntary Actions Hub @ Low Pavement.

Saturday 10e September DVA will host a public lounge in front of the outdoor cinema screen in Vicar Lane, where members of the public can chat with mental health workers about mental health awareness and suicide prevention.

To get involved or find out more, please email rachel@dva.org.uk or georgiabirdfoundation@gmail.com