Action for Wellbeing exists to reduce the number of suicides in South Cumbria and North Lancashire, to provide support to those considering suicide, and to those bereaved by suicide.
Why is suicide an issue?
- Suicide is at its highest level since 2002 with 6,507 deaths recorded in 2018.
- In Cumbria, on average, one person dies per week as a result of suicide.
- Lancashire and South Cumbria had the 4th highest suicide rate in the country in 2014-2015.
- Worldwide government targets are to reduce deaths by suicide by 10% by 2021.
We are recruiting Volunteers to work on a 1 – 1 basis with clients who are experiencing suicidal thoughts and feelings. The commitment is for a couple of hours a week for 6 months. Full training and support is given and travel expenses paid.
We are also building a team of Community Fundraising Volunteers. They will be crucial in helping to raise vital funds in our local area for local people affected by suicide in any way.
If you are interested in finding out more about either volunteering role, please call Freddie on 07568 704 638, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or message us via our website www.actionforwellbeing.uk or Facebook page.