This September, Suicide or Survive (SOS), will once again host its National Tea Break campaign. The Irish charity is dedicated to breaking down stigma associated with mental health, through a range of innovative and life changing programmes that provide tips, tools and techniques to allow everyone to take ownership of their own mental health and wellness.
Throughout September, Suicide or Survive invites everyone to get talking about mental health, and the easiest way to do this is over a cup of tea! The National Tea Break offers the perfect opportunity to gather friends, family, colleagues and the community together to host a Communi’Tea Break. As well as raising awareness about mental health, each tea break will raise much-needed funds which will assist Suicide or Survive in continuing its work and programmes.
World Suicide Prevention Day is on Sunday, 10th September, and many mental health charities mark this day through different initiatives. Rather than just focusing on one day in the year, SOS aims to make the whole month of September a time to talk about mental health, and so break the stigma which prevents people from seeking help.
To take part in the National Tea Break, simply register and download a pack from www.suicideorsurvive.ie, then all that’s left is to get the community together, pop on the kettle and get chatting. The National Tea Break pack includes everything needed to host a successful tea break. All funds raised will be invested in bringing Suicide or Survives’ unique programmes and services to communities across the nation.
SOS was founded by Caroline McGuigan in 2003, born from her own personal experience of anxiety, depression and suicide attempt, and her road to recovery.
To find out more about Suicide or Survive and the upcoming National Tea Break, visit www.suicideorsurvive.ie, or call 1890 577 577 to speak to a SOS representative.
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