Suicide prevention campaign launched in Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton Council

The Look Out For Wolverhampton website provides essential information, resources and contact details for anyone having suicidal thoughts or who knows someone in the same situation.

Developed by the Wolverhampton Suicide Prevention Stakeholder Forum, the site encourages people to contact them if they have a problem.

Clare Dickens, Trustee and Chair, said: “Many suicide prevention campaigns aim to encourage those in distress to seek help. While this message is important, we also need to focus our awareness efforts on some of the relationship obstacles when people do.

“This campaign offers a call to action so that we can all play a part – and we don’t have to be experts either. I absolutely believe that many lives have been saved thanks to the eloquence of someone who has been kind.

“It goes as far as someone noticing someone else’s distress and committing to do something to alleviate that suffering, taking intolerable emotional distress as seriously as we would pain. in the chest.”

Councilor Jasbir Jaspal, Cabinet Member of the Council for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: ‘The website addresses some of the myths and misunderstandings that surround suicide and can leave people feeling unable to offer helping others in distress or asking for help for themselves.

“We can all play our part in keeping people safe – be careful of a loved one, friend, colleague or anyone else we know or care about. There is always hope and there is help and support available locally and nationally 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

Councilor Andy Randle said: “I am delighted to see this website updated. The service is important, bringing together many people to help those who need it most.

“Easy access to resources is essential and the website enables this. Too often people struggle in silence and I encourage everyone to support this service and information with friends, family and colleagues.”

Need help?:

  • If you have been affected by this article, contact Samaritans on 116 123 or samaritans.org or search Look Out For Wolverhampton on the council’s website at wolverhampton.gov.uk