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#LWAS2017 - LETS WALK ABOUT SUICIDE 2017 - A FAMILY DAY)
Sun 10 September 2017, 14:00 – 17:00 BST
World Suicide Prevention Day. An event of solidarity, hope and support for people affected by Suicide and Suicidal Behaviours .
Our vision for #LWAS 2017 is to raise the awareness; to as many people as possible; the scale and impact of failed and completed suicides on Families, Friends and Communities. Additionally to raise awareness of the potential triggers for suicidal behaviour; to showcase and signpost the support available - providing hope, information and choices for all.
There are no registration fees. The walk is intended to be open and “free” to everyone, no sponsorship fees or fundraising is required to participate. The event is not about raising money; its purpose is to raise awareness of the impact of suicide on our communities; signpost sources of support and reduction of stigma.
FAMS invite you to walk around the park, or parts of the park, depending on their fitness level. Strathclyde Park caters for all age groups, people with disabilities and with dogs, everyone welcome.
A few of our Objectives;
To demonstrate that sufferers are not alone, offering understanding and hope.
To bring about change in the general public’s perception of completed and attempted suicides, removing the stigma forever.
To STOP our future generation, from attempting or completing suicide.
To raise awareness of the number of our young people taking their own lives, feeling suicide the only option left.
Participating agents, Charities, schools etc. can choose to fundraise internally for their own organisation if they wish. However, no fundraising or registration will be allowed on the day.