Sadiq Khan stood outside in London wearing a blue suitTo mark World Suicide Prevention Day 2019,Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, called for 100,000 Londoners to complete the Zero Suicide Alliance’s free online suicide prevention training so they can help play their part in saving lives.

The Mayor himself has completed the training designed to show how to have a direct and honest conversation about suicide with friends and family. It combines facts with real life stories to show the impact it has on people’s lives.

His aim is to break the stigma of talking about suicidal thoughts and bereavement, and help London become a ‘zero suicide city’.

This aspiration has been set for 100,000 Londoners to complete the training supported by ongoing work by Thrive LDN – the citywide social movement to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all Londoners.

“Suicide is a tragedy, for those who take their own life and for the loved ones they leave behind. It’s important that we break the stigma of talking about suicide so we can all play our part in helping those in need. That’s why I’m calling on Londoners to take this free online suicide prevention training. Together, by having more open and honest conversations we can support each other and move closer to achieving our ultimate ambition of becoming a zero-suicide city.”

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London

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