A commitment to achieving an ambition of zero suicides in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent was the focus of a major event hosted by the Together We’re Better health and care partnership.
Almost 300 people from health and care services, alongside voluntary and community groups, schools, colleges and other organisations came together for the Suicide Prevention – Making a Difference Together Conference, held in Stoke-on-Trent.
Together We’re Better’s Mental Health programme is aiming to reduce the number of suicides across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. A Zero Ambition Suicide Charter setting out this aim was signed at the event by a number of TWB partners.
The event heard from a range of specialists on the day; however, the most powerful stories were given by those whose lives have been touched directly by suicide or of feeling suicidal and who spoke of the importance of communication.