Spot the Signs along with partnership organisations are commemorating the 16th World Suicide Prevention Day on 10th September by requesting people in Hertfordshire to dedicate their cycle ride miles between 1st -17th September to suicide prevention.
How does the campaign work?
People are encouraged to Sign up, Cycle and Send the miles that they have ridden into Spot the Signs to see how far Hertfordshire can cycle using the hashtag #HertsWSPD. These will all be added up and sent to the international Cycle Around the Globe page.
This awareness raising campaign is free to enter and aims to prevent suicides by inviting people to talk about the importance of mental health and suicide prevention. Prizes are up for grabs for the people that cycle the furthest during the campaign and anyone is able to get involved.
Emma Paisley, Senior Project Coordinator of Spot the Signs and Save a Life campaign said:
“Regardless of the circumstances surrounding a suicide, communities have an important role to play in supporting those who are vulnerable. World Suicide Prevention Day is an invaluable opportunity to highlight the importance of mental health.
Spot the Signs and Save a Life is the Hertfordshire suicide prevention campaign and our vision is to make Hertfordshire a county where no one ever gets to a point where they feel suicide is their only option.”