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Let's keep talking

Let's keep talking

A suicide prevention campaign encouraging residents to “keep talking” throughout the coronavirus crisis has been launched in Lancashire.

lets keep talking

Reports of suspected suicides have increased in Lancashire as people stay home during lockdown. To tackle this, the campaign asks people to call their friends and family and keep talking by text, phone and video call, while social-distancing measures are in place.

Many people are vulnerable currently:

  • Young people and older teenagers used to spending lots of time with their friends.
  • Parents who are juggling home working and home schooling.
  • Men who have been furloughed, made redundant or who are self-employed.
  • Older and vulnerable people who are self-isolating.

We know that lots of people are struggling with having to stay home, and their health and wellbeing is being affected. Some people are used to having a lot of face-to-face contact with friends and family, while others might find that being furloughed or having work cancelled has given them a lot of time to worry.

If you or someone you know has harmed themselves call 999. Anyone needing someone to talk to should call Samaritans on 116123. If you don’t have the support of family and friends, there are many organisations offering support, see the campaign’s website here.

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