“Creating Hope Through Action” – World Suicide Prevention Day 2023
World Suicide Prevention Day, established in 2003 by the International Association for Suicide Prevention in conjunction with the World Health Organization (WHO) is on the 10th of September this year, the theme,“Creating Hope Through Action” is a powerful call to action and reminder that there is an alternative to suicide and that through our actions we can encourage hope and strengthen prevention. The day each year aims to focus attention on the issue, reduces stigma and raises awareness among organisations, governments, and the public, giving a singular message that suicides are preventable.
Perpetuity Research recognise the importance of this work and are actively involved in research with a focus on suicide prevention and the impact of suicide bereavement. Most recently, Josephine Ramm has carried out research with survivors of domestic abuse to explore people’s experiences of suicidal feelings whilst living with domestic abuse. This work was commissioned by Kent & Medway Suicide Prevention Network and is being used to highlight to professionals the prevalence of suicidal feelings for those living with domestic abuse and need to be aware of suicide risk when working with people impacted by domestic abuse.