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Suicide is the biggest killer of men and women under 35 in the UK. Seventeen people will die by suicide today… tomorrow… and the day after that. More than in traffic accidents. More than from cancer. And every single one is potentially preventable.

Why aren’t we talking about this?

WE NEED A CHANGE

WHAT IS #BatonOfHopeUK?

#BatonOfHopeUK is designed to be the biggest suicide awareness and prevention initiative the UK has ever seen, opening up necessary conversations and prompting appropriate actions. Our specially designed baton will tour UK towns and cities for two weeks in Summer 2023, raising the profile of this issue like never before. Together we can reduce the stigma, and get better at asking questions, listening, and directing people to the right help. Together we can save lives.

News Feed

The Health Secretary, the Rt. Hon. Sajid Javid MP, met the founders of Baton of Hope to express his support for the project. The meeting came just after he had announced a new long-term plan for suicide prevention following significant lobbying of the Government by several key charities.

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