By Joshua Robinson –
Suicide is more common in West Yorkshire than in England as a whole for men and women. Nationally, it is the biggest killer of men and women aged 20-34. Around three-quarters of suicides are among men, with the highest rates among those aged 45-64.
West Yorkshire Suicide Prevention believes that if people work together then change can be made. They believe that every suicide is preventable and have a zero-suicide vision for West Yorkshire.
Any residents (aged 18+), or anyone working in West Yorkshire, is urged to join the movement to make suicide prevention everyone’s business and sign up to become a West Yorkshire Suicide Prevention Champion.
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By learning more about suicide, helping to challenge stigma, and encouraging action, resulting in bringing the suicide rate down.
Suicide Prevention Champions are needed in all communities across West Yorkshire. Anyone can become a Champion, but West Yorkshire Suicide Prevention also wants to proactively include unpaid carers, neurodivergent people, LGBTQ+, those from ethnic minority communities, young and old people as well as those with a health condition and/or a physical or learning disability.
To ensure this goal, they will ask interested people to complete a monitoring survey once registered.
To learn more and to register to become a Suicide Prevention Champion, please visit: https://suicidepreventionwestyorkshire.co.uk/becomeachampion