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Creating Hope Through Action: WSPD 2023

**TG: This content is about suicide, prevention and bereavement which some people might find distressing or emotionally challenging.

Find out how CFG's Eve Trotman is 'creating hope through action' as part of World Suicide Prevention Day 2023 and how she's helping colleagues at CFG to learn more about suicide, suicide prevention and bereavement.


World Suicide Prevention Day is held on 10 September each year. The event represents a global commitment to focus attention on suicide prevention.

The theme of WSPD 2023 is ‘Creating hope through action’. This reflects the need for collective action to address this urgent public health issue.

In CFG's latest podcast, Emma Abbott, Communications Manager at CFG, talks with Eve Trotman about her new role at CFG as a Mental Health First Aider, why she’s raising awareness of suicide prevention, and what she is doing to ‘create hope through action’.

Download Eve's booklet on WSPD

Listen to the podcast


If you are affected by this topic, would like to find out more, or need support for yourself or for someone you know, please see below for a list of resources:

National Suicide Prevention Helpline UK

PHONE: 0800 689 5652 (Everyday: 18:00 – midnight)


PHONE: 116 123 (24 hours a day, 365 days a year)



TEXT: the word ‘SHOUT’ to 85258 (24 hours a day, 356 days a year)

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

PHONE: 0800 58 58 58 (Everyday: 17:00 – Midnight) (access their WEBCHAT)

SOS Silence Of Suicide

PHONE: 0808 115 1505 (Every Week Night: 20:00 – Midnight, Every Weekend: 16:00 – Midnight)

Papyrus (under 35)

PHONE: 0800 068 4141 (24 hours a day, 356 days a year)

TEXT: 07860039967


Switchboard (LGBT+ Helpline)

PHONE: 0800 0119 100 (Everyday: 10:00 – 22:00)


Rethink Mental Illness

Mind Wise (Northern Ireland)

SAMH (Scotland)

Help is at Hand Cymru

For awareness and training

International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP)

National Suicide Prevention Alliance

'Creating hope through action': a shareable film by IASP

'Step Closer' a shareable film by IASP

MHFA England (for expert training and guidance to support mental health)


Acknowledgments and thanks

With thanks to our colleague Clare for sharing her lived experience and the CFG team who have supported this work.

#WorldSuicidePreventionDay #WSPD #WSPD2023 #CreatingHopeThroughAction #BeTheLight


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