Suicide touches us all. Beyond the statistics, the impacts on family, friends and communities are devastating. By hosting a World Suicide Prevention Day event in your local community you can help raise awareness, improve understanding about suicide, help start critical conversations and connect your community members with local help and service providers. Community events that link people with local help services can save lives.
Event ideas …
host a public awareness event in local shopping centre, park, community hall
hold a morning tea / BBQ / picnic
organise for a trained lived experience speaker (call us!) to speak in your workplace or community centre
engage your local sports club in a community game
have a stall at your local fair
give a rose to someone (or all your staff!) with a message of gratitude and value
Speaking openly and safely about suicide helps combat the prejudice that can prevent people seeking help.
Be safe. If you plan to host a community event of activity, it is essential to create a safe environment. World Suicide Prevention Day is about avoiding harm, and you must be well-prepared. Read and follow the Event Host Kit to make sure your event is run safely and sensitively to avoid unintended distress.