Start Inspiring Minds celebrated 25 years of working with the people of Salford in 2018. In this celebratory year we decided to channel our energies into campaigning throughout the Salford community with our ‘Reach Out-Start to End Suicide’.
Evidence tells us that stigmatising attitudes result in people being less likely to get help or give help. If we don’t speak up about persistent stigma, we are at risk of perpetuating a society where we remain reluctant to reach out for help for ourselves or to others.
‘Reach Out-Start to End Suicide’ campaign will commemorate those we have lost through suicide, save lives in the future, build resilience within our community and end stigma. This campaign will change behaviours and attitudes to suicide prevention, amplify the voices of people with lived experience of suicide and promote individuals to reach out to those in need of support and/or at risk of suicide and for them to be able to reach out for support.
We are running a number of high profile and highly visible events, promotions and awareness campaigns throughout each year and are looking for your support.
SEA OF HAND OF SUPPORT- Home Crafting in Support of Our Loved Ones
Put your hands up in support of our key workers, our furloughed staff, our workers from home, our artists, our stay at homers, our neighbours, our friends, our family, join #SeaofHandsofSupport by crafting your own hand of by downloading our Hand Stencil above...
The Sea of Hands of SupportFind out more
'The Sea of Hands of Support' supported by The Big Lottery highlights to those of us suffering from mental ill health and at risk of self harm and/or suicide that we are here for them and available to reach out to them and be reached out to.
Vigil of RemembranceFind out more
Losing a loved one to suicide is different than losing a loved one as the result of a disease or a tragic accident. With suicide the person has actually chosen death.
Surviving Suicide ExhibitionFind out more
The exhibition will be made up of art works crafted by survivors of suicide and exhibited at a high profile gallery within Salford.
World Suicide Prevention DayFind out more
World Suicide Prevention Day, 10th September every year, aims to encourage people to educate themselves and others about preventing suicide; to take action to reduce the suicide incidences by promoting prevention strategies; and to ensure that people at risk of suicide can be reached out to by the community, free from stigma.
City of Salford 10kSign up today
Runners supporting our campaign can claim a discount when entering the race. Enter discount code START5 and it will take £5 off the entry fee. Please contact us should you wish to run on START’s behalf and you will be provided with a sponsorship form and 'Reach Out-Start to End Suicide' T-Shirt.
See some of the work created for the Reach Out project in our gallery.
SupportFind out more
Visit our support page further information, other sources of support and useful links.
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