As part of 30 Days of Sefton in Mind, Sefton Council is joining the Sefton Adult Mental Health and Wellbeing Consortium (SAMHAWC) to remember the lives lost to suicide.

SAMHAWC knows that suicide, although uncommon, has far reaching repercussions.

For every life that is lost through suicide multiple impacts are felt by family, friends, professionals dealing with the death and the wider community to which the person belonged.

Today (11th September 2017), SAMHAWC partners will be remembering the lives of people lost through suicide. Lights will be placed in the SAMHAWC Partners premises in remembrance.

Please join us in remembering the lives lost to suicide. Last year many of the staff working for SAMHAWC partner organisations received training in suicide awareness. They learned the importance of asking “Are you alright?” a simple question that might save someone’s life.

By asking if someone is alright you open possibilities to get help and support with the issues that are making that person feel suicidal. SAMHAWC partners are not experts on suicide prevention but they do offer a wide range of services to support the mental health and wellbeing of people living in Sefton.

For more information about SAMHAWC partners and the support they can offer please contact Jan Campbell at Sefton CVS.

“Are you alright?” a simple question that might save someone’s life. For more details contact Jan Campbell Sefton CVS, Tel 0151 920 0726

SAMHAWC are supporting the ‘30 Days of Sefton In Mind’ Campaign – to spread the word about local services and activities available to people in Sefton to improve their mental health.