World Suicide Prevention Day aims to start a conversation about suicide and promote a worldwide message of Hope.

This year’s theme was ‘creating hope through action’ and Aisling Centre organised a dawn trek up Cuilcagh Mountain to remind people that there is always help available and to encourage people who may be considering ending their lives to talk to someone.

The event organised by Aisling Centre took place on Saturday, September 10 and was a great success.

Alison Annan, chairperson, Aisling Centre was delighted with the success of the event.

“We had walkers join us from far away places and it was a great success. We arrived at 7am and the weather was beautiful from start to finish.”

She continued: “There were people present who have been recently bereaved by suicide and have had the chance to walk and talk about their journey to others who have been through similar experiences. Everyone gained a lot from speaking to each other about it.”

Feedback has been positive with Trekkers giving their vote of approval to the organisation and care of the event with everything from the warm-up yoga to the cuppa at the end.

“Thank you so much for letting us join. We really enjoyed the trek. The refreshments waiting for us when we got down were very much appreciated.”

The Aisling Centre wishes to thank all those who made the day possible.

World Suicide Prevention Day is observed each year on September 10. It’s a growing problem and the numbers tell a shocking story. Every 40 seconds someone takes their own life according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Aisling Centre is dedicated to the promotion of positive mental health and emotional well-being and provides a professional counselling and psychotherapy service in Co. Fermanagh and the surrounding area.

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If you need help, you can contact Aisling Centre (028 66 325811) or talk to your GP and the Samaritans (116 123) and lifeline (0808 808 8000) helplines are available 24/7.