Suicide prevention campaign steps up a gear to encourage talking to save lives through Covid-Christmastime

Lancashire and South Cumbria residents are being encouraged to talk to friends and family members, helplines and debt support services on the run-up to Christmas this year – and we would like your help sharing the messages.

As the second national coronavirus lockdown comes to an end, and people take stock of their finances on the approach to the festive season, Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System has launched the next phase of its Let’s Keep Talking campaign.

People furloughed, unemployed or coping with a drop in self-employed work are being asked to start a  conversation with loved ones, or reach out to telephone counselling services to address their problems, take practical steps, and get help with their mental health.

The first two phases of the Let’s Keep Talking campaign saw more people than ever reaching out to local and national services for help as they battled the effects of the pandemic. New materials have now been developed with different messaging to reflect the current situation.