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Alright pal?

Tuesday September 10 2019




TODAY is World Suicide Prevention Day and residents are being encouraged to ask Alright Pal?

The #AlrightPal? Campaign from Barnsley Council demonstrates the importance of people spotting signs and choosing to take a small action and asking if a person is ‘alright?’.

The council are working with partners including MIND, and Barnsley Samaritans as well as Barnsley Football club.

A spokesman from Barnsley council said: "Our #AlrightPal? campaign is all about starting the conversation around mental health and wellbeing as a first step towards suicide prevention.

"Talking about mental health doesn't have to be scary; it's simply our emotional, psychological and social wellbeing. It's really important to understand and manage it as it affects how we think, feel and act.

"Asking somebody a simple question to check they’re alright offers support from friends and family, and an opportunity for early referrals for specialist help."

If you need to talk about how you are feeling contact Samaritans for free on 116123.

If someone is in immediate danger call 999.