World Suicide Prevention Day event to be held at The Milton Keynes Rose

    The High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire, Debbie Brock DL will be hosting an event at The Milton Keynes Rose to mark World Suicide Prevention Day.

    On Thursday 8 September at 12pm, an open-to-all event will be taking place at the Milton Keynes Rose.

    The Mayor of Milton Keynes, Cllr Amanda Marlow and The High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire, Debbie Brock DL, will be in attendance along with guest speakers from the Samaritans and the Samaritans Lead from the North West & Central Network Rail Partnership. 

    Rachael Clifford, Public Health Principal for Mental Health and Wellbeing will introduce the ‘Shining a Light on Suicide’ campaign which will be launched on World Suicide Prevention Day.

    The campaign has been created to prevent suicide and aims to take the subject out of the dark by encouraging everyone to talk openly about suicide, suicidal thoughts and suicide bereavement.

    Thursday’s Ceremony will finish with a moment of reflection and candle lighting.

    Debbie Brock DL said: “Mental health and wellbeing is becoming increasingly important to understand and learn about, so it’s imperative that World Suicide Prevention Day is recognised in public events such as this.

    “This is an opportunity to show support, understand, inform and reflect with those that have been affected by mental health issues or the loss of someone to suicide. We welcome everyone that wishes to to join us on the day and want to let people know that there is help and support out there for them.”

    The Milton Keynes Rose is located at Campbell Park in Central Milton Keynes.

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