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

Vigil of Remembrance

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.

People don’t know how to relate to death by suicide.  They are at a loss for how to comfort someone dealing with the loss.  Those left behind through suicide often feel alone and reluctant to discuss their feelings or emotions about the death of their loved ones.  They are often afraid that they will be condemned, judged or blamed for their loved one’s death by others for not trying to get that person help.

The vigil of remembrance will be a safe place for people to come together and remember those that have been lost to suicide, and see that they are not alone. This will deliver support and destigmatise the grieving of a loved one lost to suicide and enable reflection on the person rather than the act of suicide itself.

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.

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