World Suicide Prevention Day | News and events

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NELFT NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of  community health and mental health services across the north east London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, Essex and Kent and Medway and Barnet.

Read the latest NELFT news, including information on our services, new trust staff, research and development of our services.

World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day is observed on September 10th each year to provide the opportunity for people and organisations across the globe to raise awareness of suicide and suicide prevention.

NELFT is a proud member of the Zero Suicide Alliance, a collaboration of NHS trusts, charities, businesses and individuals who are all committed to suicide prevention in the UK and beyond.‚Äč

Suicide is preventable. Taking a minute to reach out to someone in your community – a family member, friend, colleague or even a stranger – could change the course of another’s life. Watch the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) film here.

Suicide Prevention

The Zero Suicide Alliance (ZSA) has developed a free, online suicide prevention course by using expertise from clinicians and those with personal experience to offer advice and provide real life scenarios to illustrate how best to approach a difficult conversation with someone who is struggling. Take the training here.

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation event

Today at 3pm, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust is hosting a FREE online World Suicide Prevention Conference and Service of Remembrance. The event is in collaboration with National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health (NCISH), NHS England & Improvement (London) colleagues and the Healthy London Partnership. Join here:  Click here to join the broadcast at 3pm.

Our mental health services

If you live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge, Waltham Forest, Essex, Kent & Medway, you can call Mental Health Direct for mental health help and advice anytime of the day or night.

Mental Health Direct -  0300 555 1000

Where to get support

  • If you are worried your mental health is deteriorating you should see your GP as soon as you can.
  • If you need to speak to someone straight away, you can call The Samaritans 24 hours a day, on 116 123.
  • If your life is in danger, call 999.

More resources and support