Barnsley Council's #AlrightPal? campaign is all about starting the conversation around mental health and wellbeing as a first step towards suicide prevention.
It's World Suicide Prevention Day - never a better time to talk.
Talking about mental health doesn't have to be scary; it's simply our emotional, psychological and social wellbeing. It's really important to understand and manage it as it affects how we think, feel and act.
It’s a myth that talking about suicide is a bad idea as it will give somebody the idea to do it. In reality, people at crisis point often feel as though they don’t want to burden people with their problems, so they don’t discuss it. Asking somebody a simple question to check they’re alright offers support from friends and family, and an opportunity for early referrals for specialist help.
If you’re worried about someone who might be experiencing mental health issues or suicidal thoughts, there’s lots you can do to help. Follow the link below for tips on how to start a conversation.You can also find lots of advice and information about partner services that can help.