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About Us

Start a Conversation aims to make it okay to start a conversation about suicide. We want to remove the stigma and myths that surround suicide, make sure people in distress have access to the help, advice and support they need, provide help, advice and support to those who have been bereaved or affected by suicide. As well as provide information and advice on ways to improve mental health and wellbeing and raise awareness of suicide across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

The Campaign

The impact of suicide can affect everyone in the community. Every life lost to suicide matters and represents someone's child, partner, parent, friend or co-worker. Across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland everyone can make a contribution to prevent suicide.

Start a Conversation is a suicide prevention campaign that aims to build a community that is committed to the mental health and wellbeing of its residents. A non-judging environment where care and support is available to those in distress or those bereaved or affected by suicide. Through a raised awareness and open and honest conversations about suicide we believe that every person has the potential to make a difference and save a life.

The campaign is led by Leicestershire County Council working in partnership with a number of organisations, from a variety of sectors from the community, that have come together with a commitment to prevent suicide.

Through our #StartAConversation campaign we would like residents and communities across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to be more aware of the warning signs of suicidal behaviour and to have an open and honest approach to conversations about suicide. In this way we can work together to prevent suicide.

Our Partners

Contact Start a Conversation

If you'd like more information on our campaign please contact us by:

Email: phpool@leics.gov.uk
Writing to: Public Health Department, Leicestershire County Council, County Hall, Glenfield, Leicestershire, LE3 8TB