Shine a Light on Suicide

The Greater Manchester Month of Hope runs from World Suicide Prevention Day on the 10th September until World Mental Health Day on the 10th October.

The Month of Hope is about raising awareness of suicide and encouraging people to have open conversations about their mental health, whilst also sharing positive messages of hope across Greater Manchester.

This year, after an incredibly difficult 18 months, organisations across Greater Manchester are joining together to spread hope & are encouraging residents to join them in sharing what gives them hope, you can do this with friends, family and on social media using the hashtag #MonthofHope.

You can also get involved with the Month of Hope by taking in part in one of the main events and activities taking place during the month:

• Vigil of Remembrance in Salford- 10th September
• Vigil of Remembrance in Tameside- 10th September
• The International Association of Suicide Preventions (IASP) Cycle Around the Globe- 10th September- 10th October
• Words of Hope: online poetry reading event- 23rd September

The month is now in its third year and was launched as part of the Shining a Light on Suicide campaign.


Suicide affects us all. Encourage someone to talk before suicide seems their only option. Together we can help prevent suicide. Find out how at

If you’re struggling to cope, call Samaritans on 116 123 or text Shout on 85258.
Take the free 20-minute training to learn how to save a life.

If you’re bereaved by suicide, you do not need to deal with your grief alone. Greater Manchester Bereavement Service can find the right support for you. Visit: