Spot the signs and Save a life.

Hertfordshire County Council is supporting a new suicide prevention campaign that was launched in February.

The Spot the Signs and Save a Life campaign aims to alert everyone to the signs of suicidal feelings and thoughts and is asking residents to make a pledge to take positive action to help prevent suicide.

Positive action could be telling someone if you are worried that you might be having suicidal thoughts or reaching out to someone who you are worried may be feeling suicidal. By speaking openly we can all help to challenge the stigma associated with suicide and work together to reduce suicide rates.

Hertfordshire residents are being encouraged to visit the Spot the Signs and Save a Life website for information on how to recognise whether someone may be having suicidal thoughts.  The website also offers suggestions about what you can do if you are worried about someone you know, what help is available and you can make your pledge to take positive action on suicide prevention.

The campaign is a partnership between Public Health, Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Trust (HPFT), MIND, the Clinical Commissioning Groups and people who have experienced suicidal feelings or who have cared for someone who has.