World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day is hosted by the International Association For Suicide Prevention (IASP).
World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) was first launched in 2003 on 10th September by IASP.
Each year the 10th of September is a way of focussing suicide awareness worldwide.
IASP has announced the new theme for World Suicide Prevention Day 2021-2023 is: “Creating Hope Through Action”.
ISAP has developed a full campaign website and guided messaging around the theme. They have also created a new look to their Light a Candle initiative and their Cycle around the Globe campaign.

Suicide is a real risk to human lives. As many as 1 in 4 people experience thoughts of suicide at some point. Although it impacts many lives, talking about suicide can feel difficult.

To find out more about what support is available in Dudley go to Reach out Dudley


Zero Suicide Alliance provide FREE online training courses that teach you the skills and confidence to have a potentially life-saving conversation with someone you’re worried about.

Having suicidal thoughts?

Help and Support is available right now if you need it.


Call or Text the Black Country 24/7 Urgent Mental Health Line.

Telephone: 0800 008 6516

Text: 07860 025 281


Shout Crisis Text Line – this service is available to everyone.

Text: SHOUT to 85258


Samaritans – this service is available to everyone.

Telephone: 116 123



Is your life in danger?

If you have seriously harmed yourself – for example, by taking a drug overdose or you feel that you may be about to harm yourself, call 999 for an ambulance or go straight to A&E. Or ask someone else to call 999 or take you to A&E.