Fife Sports and Leisure Trust is proud to be a part of Suicide Prevention Awareness Week 2023, an annual campaign that runs from the 4th to the 10th of September and includes World Suicide Prevention Day on the 10th of September.
Along with partners like Fife Health and Social Care Partnership Health Promotion Service, Samaritans, NHS Fife, Fife Council, Fife Voluntary Action, Families in Trauma & Recovery, and the Scottish Government, Fife Sports and Leisure Trust is committed to raising awareness and providing support throughout the week.
The theme this year is "Creating Hope Through Action". A reminder that our actions can bring hope and strengthen prevention. Throughout Suicide Prevention Awareness Week, our shared goal is to foster hope by promoting support through the values of Time, Space, and Compassion.
Fife Sports and Leisure Trust continues to actively support staff wellbeing by providing confidential counselling services together with a team of dedicated volunteers, known as Mental Health First Aiders who offer a discreet listening ear. By promoting open communication, employees can talk freely about mental health, knowing they will receive understanding and support.
Lana Turnbull, Head of People, at Fife Sports and Leisure Trust, emphasises the importance of this campaign and initiative: "Together with our partners, our objective is to show that extending support can be as simple as dedicating your time, creating an open space for conversation, and demonstrating compassion.
By establishing a culture of support, we hope to encourage employees to seek assistance when needed and acknowledge mental health as an essential component of overall wellbeing."
Fife Sports and Leisure Trust invites everyone to join in raising awareness during Suicide Prevention Awareness Week and support those who may be struggling with mental health issues.
For more information and resources, visit: https://www.nhsfife.org/news-updates/campaigns-and-projects/suicide-prevention-week-2023/