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Together Not Alone

12 June 2017

PIPS Newry and Mourne are proud to launch their new schools suicide prevention initiative - Suicide Prevention Awareness School Relay Run - taking place on Wednesday 21 June 2017.

The charity has joined up with Volunteer Now to create a positive approach in promoting a message that ‘Suicide is Preventable’.   The event will promote to all young people that participation, communication and social action can bring about real change in their schools, communities and the wider society.

We are proud to announce 13 local ‘Sporting Ambassadors’ who will join with the school to reinforce the message that exercise is a clear path to positive mental health outcomes. Connecting the schools across the district in this way, aims to address some of the real fears, while also reducing some of the stigma often associated with mental health issues.

A total of 318 students from 13 local post-primary schools will participate in this event. This number of students will give a visual representation of the current suicide statistics for 2015 N. Ireland (NISRA 2016).

At this point we would like to express our sincere gratitude to the community, voluntary and statutory groups who have supported this campaign so far.

If you would like to become involved, support or contribute to this event in any way, please contact Eamon at PIPS Newry and Mourne (028 30266195) or Aidan at Volunteer Now (07585110855).

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