Local mental health charities Hull and East Yorkshire Mind and North East Lincolnshire Mind are marking World Suicide Prevention Day on Friday 10 September by launching a community research survey.
The survey, which is open to children and young people aged 14+, as well as adults, will form part of the research to develop a new suicide prevention service available to individuals living across Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire and North East Lincolnshire.
According to the Office for National Statistics, 5,691 suicides were registered in England and Wales in 2019, which amounts to around one death by suicide every 90 minutes. Yorkshire and the Humber have the highest rates of suicide in both males and females across the country.
The local charities are passionate about supporting anyone experiencing poor mental health and are in the process of setting up a new suicide prevention service. This will be accessible to adults and young people living in Hull, East Riding and North East Lincolnshire and will help tackle this issue.
Emma Dallimore, Chief Executive at Hull and East Yorkshire Mind and North East Lincolnshire Mind said: “The individuals within our communities are at the heart of everything that we do at Hull and East Yorkshire Mind and North East Lincolnshire Mind. We are launching this new community research survey to really understand what it is that local people need, and want to see from local mental health services.
“We want to encourage as many people as possible from our local area to complete the survey. By completing it, you are enabling your voice to be heard, and mental health support to be shaped around you. The results from the survey will be the driving force on how this service is set up to support local people, when they need it most.“
Due to the sensitive nature of the topic, you may find some of the questions distressing. There is support available if you do feel upset or distressed and contact details are provided at the end of the survey. The survey is completely confidential and the results will be shared in winter 2021.
You can take part in the survey here.