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World Suicide Prevention Day

Date: Thursday, 10th Sep 2020 | Category: General

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. We want to raise awareness of how we can create a world where fewer people die from suicide.

If someone feels suicidal, talking to someone who can listen and be supportive may be their first step towards getting help. Starting a conversation around suicidal feelings can be hard, so Oxfordshire MIND have developed some tips and information on available support  here.

Please also see the short videos Talking about suicidal feelings and How can I support myself?

In Oxfordshire, 4 out of every 5 deaths from suicide are male, that’s why Oxfordshire County Council are supporting the Samaritans campaign ‘Real People, Real Stories’ from men who have been through tough times, encouraging other men to seek help and urging Oxfordshire men to talk.

The County Council is working in partnership with The Lions Barber Collective @TheLionsBarbers a charity that raises awareness for mental wellbeing and suicide prevention amongst men, providing an opportunity for Oxfordshire hair professionals to make a difference to someone’s life with online training now available to book on here.

Free BarberTalk Online training in Oxfordshire