Hosting World Suicide Prevention Day Events

World Suicide Prevention Day 2020

World Suicide Prevention Day is an international awareness day observed on 10 September each year to provide a focus for dedicated action to prevent suicide. The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) collaborates with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the World Federation for Mental Health to host World Suicide Prevention Day.

For community organisations and individuals dedicated to preventing suicide, this annual awareness day is an opportunity to share a message of hope and action in the community. Events and activities organised by volunteers and community organisations occur in local communities across Australia.

It must be emphasised that World Suicide Prevention Day requires careful consideration to the wellbeing of those who participate ensuring that supportive environments are created for all who wish to be involved.

Raising awareness of suicide and suicide prevention can

CONNECT PEOPLE
World Suicide Prevention Day is all about connecting with others and collaborating to save lives.

MAKE IT EASIER TO FIND HELP
Bringing service providers together in one place makes it easier for people to find the information they need in your community.

EDUCATE HOW TO TALK SAFELY ABOUT SUICIDE
It’s essential that we learn to speak safely and openly about suicide and focus on encouraging help-seeking behaviours. Follow our guide to safe language 

IMPROVE UNDERSTANDING
Increasing everyone’s awareness about suicide helps to diminish the fear, judgment and discrimination that others can experience.

ENCOURAGE MORE FOCUS ON WELLBEING
Roses in the Ocean’s Wellbeing Wifi is designed to prompt conversation and highlight areas of self-care that you can adopt in order to improve your personal wellbeing.

The Voices of In-Sight Lived Experience Speakers Hub is a group of trained and supported speakers who share their lived experience of suicide story in a safe and impactful manner.

You may wish to consider including the voice of people who have a lived experience of suicide in your World Suicide Prevention Day activity.

Through their stories and insights our lived experience speakers can

  • provide insight into the complexity of suicide to increase community’s understanding
  • dispel myths and stereotypes about suicide
  • help combat stigma – fear, prejudice and discrimination
  • encourage people  to   seek  support if they are experiencing suicidal thoughts or if they are concerned about

To find out more or to request a speaker, email enquiries@rosesintheocean.com.au