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The Campaign

We can all play a role in preventing suicide. Find out more about Shining a Light on Suicide and download resources to help you raise awareness and encourage people to talk openly about suicide.

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Introduction to Shining a Light on Suicide

Commissioned by Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, Shining a Light on Suicide launched in May 2019.

The campaign has been created to prevent suicide and aims to take the subject out of the dark by encouraging everyone in Greater Manchester to talk openly about suicide, suicidal thoughts and suicide bereavement.

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Shining a Light on Suicide Campaign toolkit

This toolkit contains resources for organisations and community groups to use to promote suicide prevention in their areas.

Please use these resources sensitively in order to avoid causing distress to those affected by suicide. Contact your local Suicide Prevention Lead when thinking about placing banners in public places and avoid potential suicide sites.

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Campaign toolkit guide

Overview of the toolkit and its contents.

Organisational actions, ideas and recommendations

Ideas for supporting and amplifying the campaign.

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Shining a Light on Suicide Campaign ideas

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Language guide for talking about suicide

The Brand

Branded assets to a support the campaign and its delivery.

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Bulletin copy

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PPT template

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Master Logo

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Email Footer

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Location Images

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Personal Stories

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Event Poster Template

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Word Template

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Pledge Cards

Films

Document containing links to the Shining a Light on Suicide campaign film and stories of hope.

Social Media

Content and assets designed for Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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Social Media Toolkit - suggested posts and graphics

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Call to Action

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Key Messages

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Statistics

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Campaign Images

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Personal Stories

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Suggested Tweets

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Facebook Frame

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Social Media Headers

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Testimonial Quote Template

Print Resources

Print-ready artwork designed to deliver key messages and reach out to new audiences.

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Campaign Posters

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Promotional Items

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Pull Up Banners

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Leaflet

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Z-Card

Media Protocol

Guidelines and assets for using the campaign in the media.

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Campaign Images for Media

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Samaritans Media Guidelines

Construction worker campaign

Developed by NHS Salford Clinical Commissioning Group, this campaign aims to highlight those working in the construction industry, who are at higher risk of taking their own life compared to other professions.