They are also encouraged to share messages of hope on social media using the hashtag #TamesideRaysofHope, show how they take care of their own mental health, and participate in the Zero Suicide Alliance’s free Suicide Awareness Training.
Tameside Council has worked with local partners to organize activities as part of Greater Manchester Month of Hope, which runs from World Suicide Prevention Day 10 September 2022 to World Mental Health Day 10 October 2022.
The Walk of Hope takes place on Monday 10th October from 4pm to 7.30pm at Stamford Park, Stalybridge. Anyone can register for the free event, which runs from 4pm to 7:30pm in the Highfield Pavilion, with the actual walking tour starting at 5:30pm.
There will be an exhibition of messages of hope shared throughout the month – using the hashtag #TamesideRaysofHope – at the event, as well as information booths and representatives from local organizations supporting the community. Light refreshments will be provided.
To register for the event, see: Tameside Walk of Hope Tickets, Mon, October 10, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. | Eventbrite
The theme of the month of hope is “Hope through Action” and people are encouraged to share positive actions/activities they are doing to take care of their own sanity – such as: Tamesiderays of hope. These messages will be collected and displayed at the Walk of Hope event.
People are also welcome to share messages in memory of loved ones lost to suicide using the hashtag #TamesideRaysofHope.
Finally, everyone is encouraged to take the free 20-minute Zero Suicide Alliance Suicide Awareness Training to help people who may need help. The training is available at: https://shiningalightonsuicide.org.uk/learn-to-save-a-life/
Cllr Eleanor Wills, Executive Member of Tameside Council with responsibility for Public Health, said: “Mental health and well-being affects us all. This is an opportunity to come together, share our experiences of mental health and well-being, remember those we have lost to suicide and share messages of hope for the future.
“I’d love to see a lot of people at the walk, but if you can’t attend the event, you can still get involved and make a positive impact by sharing a message of hope on social media and raising awareness for mental health and Well-being among people sharpen your own network of friends, family and colleagues.
“Finally please take the free Suicide Awareness training, it won’t take long but it will really help you and guide you to support someone who may need help.
“My own message of hope is that I hope to continue on my own weight loss journey, having lost 60 pounds so far this year I feel healthier and happier.”