Publish date: 9 September 2021

Today, Friday 10 September, is World Suicide Prevention Day. A day used by people and organisations across the world to raise awareness that suicide can be prevented.

In previous years we’ve talked about:

  • The importance of language
  • Understanding and responding to suicidal feelings
  • How to spot the warning signs
  • Support for anyone who has been bereaved by suicide
  • Myths
  • Stigma
  • Zero Suicide Alliance training

This year we want to talk about hope and recovery.

Life is filled with ups and downs. Hope is what carries us through.

Hope is an important part of our wellbeing and feeling like there is no hope can be very hard.

Trying to regain hope can be hard, particularly when you are struggling with mental illness or going through a difficult time in your life.

We want to reassure you that finding hope is possible and we see it every single day.

We’ve been asking our staff and patients what helps them to feel hopeful and we’ve had some great feedback from some of our groups about how good those conversations have left them feeling.

For anyone who needs help to find hope, we’re sharing these ideas with you and are hopeful they will inspire you to find hope.

Find out more: https://www.merseycare.nhs.uk/hope