On the 1st September 2015 the School of Clinical Medicine signed the Organisational Pledge for the STOP Suicide Campaign. The STOP Suicide Pledge seeks to encourage organisations and individuals across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to make a commitment to themselves and members of their community in relation to talking more openly about suicide and helping those in distress.
Both the Organisational and Personal Pledge seeks to alert communities across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to the warning signs of suicidal behaviour and reassure them that an open and honest approach to suicide is the best way to prevent it. The campaign also aims to challenge the stigma and myths around suicide and the high profile media campaign will be crucial to achieving this. Overall, the campaign hopes to achieve a suicide-safer community.
If you would like to find out more about the STOP Suicide Campaign or to sign the personal pledge then please click here.