Your Suffolk Life Saver pledge

Pledge your support for our campaign to tackle the stigma associated with suicide and raise awareness about support available.

We’re asking as many people as possible in Suffolk to support our campaign to raise awareness of the support available and to tackle the stigma associated with suicide.

That’s why we’re asking for volunteers to become ‘Suffolk Life Savers’ by spreading the word using the promotional materials we have made available to order and download, and to make a simple pledge to commit their support.

Please email your pledge to us at healthandwellbeing@suffolk.gov.uk and it will appear on this page. For each pledge, you will receive a Suffolk Life Saver pack, containing our campaign posters, pull-out card, wristband and other supporting information. If you would like to receive a pack, please include a delivery address when you email your pledge. More copies of our promotional materials are available on request. 

"I will... be active and assertive wherever I go across the health and social care system in Suffolk, and with users, carers, the public and with friends to emphasise the messages about awareness, 'having conversations' and linking to available resources...to reduce suicide in Suffolk.'

Brian Parrott, Director, Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust

"I will... include consideration of emotional wellbeing and mental health aspects in our commissioning intentions and health improvement initiatives... to reduce suicide in Suffolk."

Sharon Jarrett, Head of Health Improvement for Children & Young People, Suffolk County Council

“I will…help raise awareness of emotional needs that must be met for all of us to stay mentally well. Having someone in our lives who accepts us, warts and all, for who we are – whether another person, or a pet – along with gaining meaning and purpose from part of our life, is important for building resilience and preventing suicide.”

— Jon Neal, Head of Business Development, Suffolk Mind

"I will...continue to be a Samaritan...to reduce suicide in Suffolk"

— Sue Leeming, Director, Ipswich and East Suffolk Samaritans

"I will...continue to work closely with colleagues in the Railway Industry, Samaritans and stakeholder organisations in the Greater Anglia Region...to reduce suicide in Suffolk."

— Stephen Robinson, Emergency Planning Manager, Abellio

 

"I will... ‘ask twice’ when I spot the warning signs and help to raise awareness of the support services available in Suffolk. Remember, you don’t have to be an expert to help save a life."

— Nicola Beach, Chief Executive, Suffolk County Council 

"I will... talk more openly about mental health in order to help reduce stigma and be more aware of warning signs when talking to others."

— Stuart Keeble, Director of Public Health, Suffolk County Council 

"I’ve pledged my support as although not a suicide, I know from personal experience how devastating it is to suddenly lose a young family member. That’s why I am passionate about doing all I can to break down the stigma associated with this subject and to help other people who may be struggling for many different reasons."

— Cllr James Reeder, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Prevention, Suffolk County Council