Our purpose

Man talking in support group

Reach out. Speak up

Dudley’s Suicide Prevention Partnership, supported by the

Dudley Health and Wellbeing Board, is here to help change the way people think about suicide and to encourage people who are affected to reach out.

Our aims:

Improve suicide awareness

As many as 1 in 4 people will have thoughts of suicide at some point in their lives. Although it affects so many across our communities, the shame that has for too long been associated with suicide can make talking about it difficult. We want to change this. We want our communities to be more aware and understanding of suicide, so that those affected can feel comfortable about reaching out and speaking up.

Provide support for anyone who is searching for it

Whether you’re concerned for a friend, for yourself, or have been bereaved by suicide, our resources and partners can help you reach out to the people around you or to support groups and services.

Encourage people affected to reach out and speak up

Living with thoughts of suicide, or being bereaved by suicide can be overwhelming, and it may seem impossible to look to the future. But you’re not alone. We want people to know that it’s OK not to be OK, and that talking about how you feel is the first step to getting help and support.