CHP buildings light up yellow for World Suicide Prevention Suicide Day

On 10th September, three of our sites were lit up yellow to support World Suicide Prevention Day. It is CHP’s aim is to put their buildings at the heart of their community.

Every year, organisations and communities around the world come together to raise awareness of how we can create a world where fewer people die by suicide.

The latest suicides statistics show that in 2018, in the UK and Republic of Ireland, more than 6,800 people died by suicide and  1 in every 100 deaths worldwide is the result of suicide.

Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy and has a profound impact on those around them. However, by raising awareness, reducing the stigma around suicide and encouraging well-informed action, we can reduce instances of suicide around the world.

This World Suicide Prevention Day, Samartians are highlighting the importance of the language we use when we talk about suicide, especially when asking someone you’re worried about if they’re suicidal.

It’s important to talk and write about suicide safely and responsibly. Using the right language around suicide is key to breaking down stigma. When we use our words carefully, we can create a safe environment for people to open up.

By lighting up our buildings we are playing a small part in raising awareness for this extremely important campaign.

Buildings at the heart orange heart and teal building logo

Find out more Buildings at the Heart of the Community

CHP’s Buildings at the Heart of the Community initiative aims to encourage local community groups and charities to make the most of our buildings by enabling the use of space in our centres to host health and wellbeing related events.

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