Suicide is a tragedy for those that take their own life and for their family and friends. We want to prevent this tragedy from happening so our long-term ambition is to achieve zero suicides in Solihull.
Everybody has a role to play in preventing suicide so we are encouraging you to sign up to our Solihull Zero Suicide Pledge.
By signing the pledge, you are making a commitment to look after family, friends and colleagues. You are also agreeing to take a 20 minute online training course to help you spot the warning signs in others and signpost them to help.
We are also encouraging organisations to sign our organisational pledge and make a commitment to look after the wellbeing of staff/volunteers as we all do with our family and friends. In addition, we ask that organisations encourage their workforce to sign up to the personal pledge and take the free online suicide awareness training.
If you are over the age of 16 please sign the pledge.
Make the pledge now
Here’s a list of support services so that you can signpost people to help and support:
Mental Health Matters
Mental Health Matters provides support on behalf of the Council. They offer one-to-one support and group sessions, seven days a week, from community locations in north, central and south Solihull.
You can find out more by:
- PAPYRUS - prevention of young suicide: support for young people up to the age of 35 and their families/friends
- Samaritans - 24 hour helpline and safe space to talk
- Cameron Grant Memorial Trust - supporting mental health in young people
- Solihull Mind - provides advice, information and support to people with mental health problems
- Kooth - online counselling and emotional wellbeing support service for young people aged 11-25 in Solihull
- Solar - emotional wellbeing and mental health services for children and young people (up to 19)
Samaritans, PAPYRUS and Cameron Grant Memorial Trust offer volunteering opportunities if you would like to get involved in helping others.