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Commemorating those we have lost through suicide, saving lives and building resilience within our community

The Sea of Hands of Support

'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.

We will be touring throughout the year having people commit to reach out and be reached out to by pledging through a personalised cut out hand that will be planted to create 'The Sea of Hands of Support' outdoor art installation. This action will inspire and empower people to meaningfully connect with people around them and support anyone struggling with life.

'The Sea of Hands of Support' is:

  • a powerful message to people at risk of suicide that they can seek support from their families, friend’s colleagues and support organisations, and challenge negative thoughts and feelings so they may no longer view suicide as the only option. 
  • a plea for individuals  to invest more time in the people around them and to start a conversation with anyone they might be worried about.
  • encouraging and nurturing our sense of responsibility to regularly connect and support others and talk about their experiences of suicide and end the stigma around mental ill health.

The hands will be yellow in support of international suicide prevention days yellow ribbons.

Illustration of the Sea of Hands of Support project

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, 2018, 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.

GalleryView Gallery
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.

DonateDonate to us
Visit our charity page on BT MyDonate

Join 'The Sea of Hands of Support' to Reach Out and start to end suicide here:

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