Thursday 10th September is World Suicide Prevention Day. Mental Health and Wellbeing is vitally important, especially at the moment, which is why Torus Foundation’s team collaborates with key partners to offer a range of support throughout the year.
Torus tenants and their families can access free help getting back into work and training, gaining skills to stay connected with those who are important to you online, support managing the household income and health and wellbeing activities, all of which can benefit and contribute improving your mental health.
Our staff are also trained in Mental Health First Aid so please don’t hesitate to get in touch. The team can guide you through our various projects or refer you to one of our key partners for the additional help you may need.
firstname.lastname@example.org / 0300 123 5809
Additional Advice and Support Services
- happyoksad.org.uk – a mental health site for people who live or work in Warrington. The site has links to information about how people can look after their mental wellbeing, as well as directories of local and national mental health support services.
- Kind to Your Mind – Here you will find a range of useful resources to help your mental health, with tips, advice, apps and online courses to help your wellbeing.
- Mental Health Foundation – A range of content designed to give you more information about mental health and to help you to look after your mental health.
- Mind – Support with helping both yourself, and others.
- Papyrus – Advice and support for the prevention of young suicide.
- Samaritans – Useful resources if you’re having a difficult time or are worried about someone else.
- Shout Crisis Text line – Text Shout to 85258. Shout can help with urgent issues such as: suicidal thoughts, abuse or assault, self-harm, bullying and relationship challenges.
- Time to Change – Providing information and tips for people looking for support for themselves or family and friends. Our Health and Wellbeing Officer Sam Birchall works closely with the organisation to provide support in our communities.
Are you concerned about someone?
- There’s no easy way to ask, “are you thinking about suicide?” but it’s one of the most important questions you can ask someone who is feeling suicidal.
- You won’t put the idea in a person’s head if you ask them if they are thinking about suicide.
- If someone tells you they are depressed, or want to end their own life, always take the person seriously, whether they’ve told you verbally, text you, wrote a letter or even posted a status on social media.
- Prepare for the conversation, put time aside to focus on them
- Listen to their reasons for wanting to live or die, but reiterate that living is still an option and that you will help them.
- Be honest about why you are asking them, your concern will show them you are genuine.
For more advice and tips, visit: #Ok2ASK and #Ok2ASK resources