World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day is a global event occurring every year on 10 September, which aims to provide worldwide commitments and actions to prevent suicides.

Every year in Lambeth, 17 people take their own lives and each of these deaths affects many more people who have known and loved them.

Lambeth is committed to preventing suicides and you can read more in the attached information sheet from Lambeth’s Public Health – Mental Health team working to ensure that nobody takes their own life in the borough and how we can all help to do so. 

Friday 9 September: Conference and Service of Remembrance postponed 

Owing to the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II the Conference and Service of Remembrance (Friday 9 September) has been postponed. 

The conference (organised by South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and South East London Mind, together with partners at Thrive LDN) and the inter-denominational Service of Remembrance is held to ‘remember people we have lost to suicide, personally or professionally’.

Simon, Chief Nurse at South London and Maudsley, is pleased to invite you to our fourth annual event to mark World Suicide Prevention Day. 

“This event is important to me for professional reasons and for personal reasons, as there was a suicide in my family. 

“Please feel free to share widely. The event is open to anyone. I hope you can join us.”

The event was expected to include the experience of a speaker bereaved by suicide as well as experts from NHS England, Thrive London, South East London Suicide Bereavement Services and the National Data Guardian, with an update on south London Integrated Care System’s Suicide Prevention Plans.


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