Suicide in England and Wales

10 September 2016 is World Suicide Prevention Day.  It serves as a call to action to individuals and organisations to prevent suicide.

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The World Health Organisation estimates that over 800,000 people die by suicide in the world each year, that’s 1 person every 40 seconds.

There were 5,199 suicides registered in England and Wales in 2015.  Read the full overview of the latest suicide registration statistics.

Candlelit Vigil in observance of World Suicide Prevention Day

I have been asked by a local Police Officer to publicise this event – there will be many more people than any of us realise affected by what this is all about.

If you know of someone who has been affected by suicide at any time – please pass this information on to them.

World Suicide Prevention Day